EducationGhana| August 01| Term 2 Exams: Stop Collecting Monies from learners to conduct exam-GES to heads:
Management of the Ghana Education Service has cautioned teachers against the illegal collection of money from pupils/parents to organize end-of-term examinations.
In a statement signed by the Director-General of the GES Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa said, the attention of the Management of Ghana Education Service (GES) has been drawn to the unfortunate practice of some Metro/Municipal/District Director of Education collecting monies from pupils/parents to organize End of Term Examinations.
For clarity, the Management of GES wishes to remind all Metro/Municipal/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 (AS).
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This includes Homework, Class Tests, Group Work and Project Work.
The revised learning assessment framework of the SBC document is available on the National Council for Curriculum Assessment [NaCCA) website.
Metro/Municipal/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.