Ghana Education Service wants all private junior high Schools (JHS )graduates to sit for an entrance exams before they can get admission into any of the category A’Schools in the country, according to Professor Kwasi Opoku Amankwa he insist that there should be Senior High School(SHS) entrance exams to be conducted to all private junior high schools graduates before they can get admission to any of the public category A’ secondary schools in Ghana. The Director General of Ghana Education Service (GES) who reveal this in an interview with Asempa FM 94.7,monitored by Education web said that the secondary Schools admission entrance test would be a good step in the right direction.
In their previous and various meetings, the Director General suggested that about 80 or 90 percent category A’ school placement to be allocated to students from the public junior high school (JHS)graduates and those from the private Schools should sit for an entrance exams before given admission, (Mr Opoku Stated) and even want to reverse the category A’ school which has been allocated currently to the private(JHS)schools should be reverse and sit for an entrance exams, after the Basic Education Certificate examination (BECE).
Mr Samuel Nyamekye speaking to education web said, it is unfair and unfortunate for the Service to deny private school student who payed their BECE fees access to category A’ Schools by reversing the 30%for public schools ,private schools council needs explanations about that .
The private schools council spokesman cited the 1992 constitution, article 25 clause 1and 2 stated that every individual who wishes to operate a private business ,and or school does so without any form of hindrance or intimidation so why is the GES treating them that way.