Cease the collection of money from pupils as exams fee-DG of GES warns

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The management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has cautioned some Metro/Municipal/District Director of Education collecting monies from pupils/parents to organize End of Term Examinations.

This was contained in a press release signed by the Director-General of GES, Prof. Kwasi Opoku Amankwah dated August 1 2022, and sighted by Eduandghana.net.

For clarity, the Management of GES has reminded all Metro, Municipal and District Directors of Education that the guidelines suggested in the learning assessment framework of the Standard-Based Curriculum (SBC) state that school-based assessment, comprising tests undertaken internally at the school level should form the basis for the Internal Assessment Score (IAS). This includes Homework, Class Tests, Group Work, and Project Work.

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According to the GES, the revised learning assessment framework of the SBC document is available on the National Council for Curriculum Assessment (NaCCA) website.

Therefore, Metro, MunicipaI and District Directors of Education are to encourage Heads of Public Basic Schools and Teachers to access and make good use of the site and follow all guidelines concerning internal assessments as spelt out in SBC.

“Regional Directors of the Service are to ensure that the practice of collecting money from parents and pupils ceases henceforth”

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