GES directs basic schools not to organise end of term exams

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has directed school authorities at the basic level not to organise end-of-term exams for the current academic year.

This was stated in a circular issued by the Deputy Director General of the Service, Dr Kwabena Bempah Tandoh.

“Head teachers and teachers are to use class exercises and class tests to assess students/pupils,” the Service said in a statement.

This comes on the back of the reopening of schools following months of closure due to the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic in the country.

Consequently, GES has justified the new directive indicating that the current academic year is for recovery learning.

In a related development, the GES management has further informed all District Directors and School Heads that the existing arrangement for stationery use at the District Offices, which is to be deducted from the schools’ capitation grant allocation remains in force.

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