Education Ministry adds 139 Technical & Vocational Schools to Free SHS programme

By Gloria Edinam Afful

The Ministry of Education has included 139 Technical and Vocational Schools into the Free Senior High School programme, in addition to the 47 already on it. This is aimed at expanding the scope of Technical and Vocational Training and making it more accessible for pupils to enrol.

The National Coordinator for the Computerized School Selection Placement System, Mark Sasu Mensah, revealed this at a Pilot Training at Effiduase in the Eastern Region on the Computerized School Selection and Placement System, CSSPS for parents, teachers and pupils in the New Juaben North Municipality.

He indicated that 10 districts have been selected in the country for the pilot training to help resolve some of the challenges that come with Senior High Schools Selection.

The New Juaben North Municipal Education Director, Beverly Dansoa Bartels, was happy that the programme will enlighten the participants on how to select their SHS and advised parents to collaborate with the teachers of their children to know their capabilities before selecting schools. Some parents and pupils who participated in the training shared their views with GBC News, welcoming the opportunity offered them.

In all, 35 schools in the Municipality participated in the programme. Statistics from WAEC show that 539,202 pupils from 18,000 and 13 schools have been registered to write this year’s BECE in November.

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