”I have No Idea who designed the New JHS Uniform” – GES Director General

The Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES) ,Prof.  Kwesi Opoku Amankwah has confirmed he has no idea who actually designed the New JHS Uniform.

The Director General made this revelation on citi fm ,an Accra based radio station on Friday evening with Umaru Sanda during an evening news presentation.

The Director General was not able to tell who designed the New Uniform even though he announced the introduction of the said uniform during a launch of the New Basic School  Curriculum.

Earlier, there has been reports on social media alleging that the Education Minister Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh has awarded a $350 million contract for the supply of the newly approved school uniform for public junior high school students to his relative.

According to the Ministry of Education, all the reports are false and without merit, adding that those erroneous claims are aimed at creating a public disaffection for the Education Ministry.

Meanwhile,the comment made by the Director,claiming he has no  knowledge about who designed the uniform sparked new controversies surrounding the earlier allegations against the Minister.

During the launch of the curriculum and the uniform,Prof. Amankwah indicated the Education Minister sent a memo to cabinet for the approval of the uniforms .

It was unclear whether the Uniforms introduction was a decision by the Ghana Education Service or the Minister for Education,Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh.



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Ellis Ferdinand is a Journalist, Blogger and Founder of Ellis Multimedia, a parent company of EducationGhana.org, an Online Education News Blog, PoliticsGhana.com and GhanaNaija.net. Ellis Ferdinand is a Graduate of Accra College of Education and the University of Cape Coast, where he obtained a Diploma In Basic Education and a Bachelor of Education in Accounting. He is currently Reading his Master of Philosophy in Curriculum and Pedagogic Studies at the University of Education, Winneba in Ghana. Ellis Ferdinand won Blogger of the Year at the 2018 National Students’ Awards and was also adjudged 14th Best Ghanain Blogger in 2018 among the Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers of 2018. He introduced the Concept of Education Blogging in Ghana in 2014 with his famous blog EducationGhana.net. now EducationGhana.org His Blog won Best Media Promoting Education in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively, an Award organized by Neogenics Education Consult. In 2019, He adjudged the Most Promising West African Blogger of the Year in Nigeria. He won Writer of the Year at the 2021 EDUCOM AWARDS

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