SHS to be extended to 6 years- Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum

Education Minister, Dr Adutwum has revealed that, the proposed Free Senior High School (SHS) Bill which is yet to be tabled before Parliament seeks to extend the secondary school level system to a period of six years , a three years addition to the previous years.

Under the bill, junior high school (JHS) would be separated from basic school and integrated into a six-year secondary education framework.

SHS to be extended to 6 years- Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum
SHS to be extended to 6 years- Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum

The proposed Free SHS bill, aims to overhaul the education system by removing the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) as a prerequisite for entry into secondary school.

The BECE would solely serve as a tool for school placement.

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