Collecting money from students for examination is illegal, stop it- GES Director General

The Director General of Ghana Education Service has this 1st day of August 2022 issued a press statement directing all Metro, Municipal and District directors to disist from collecting unapproved examination fees.

ILLEGAL COLLECTION OF MONEY FROM PUPILS/PARENTS TO ORGANIZE END OF TERM EXAMINATIONS

The attention of Management of Ghana Education Service (CES) 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, 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) states that school based assessment, comprising test undertaken internally at the school level should form the basis for the Internal Assessment Score (IAS). 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/MunicipaI/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.

Thank you.

cc:

The Chairman, CES Council, Accra

The Deputy Director-General (MS), CES, Accra

The Deputy Director-General (Q&A), CES, Accra

The Director, Schools & Instructions Division, CES, Accra

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