The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) following the recent unexpected changes in the country’s education sector has said the GES Management must be serious and proactive in their decision making.
NUGS comment comes after the Education Service Tuesday announced a change in this year’s academic calendar, consequently rescheduling the reopening date of the final year Senior High School (SHS) students.
The SHS 3 students after the Easter break were supposed to report to school on April 6, 2021, but the Service in a release copied to Educationweb.com.gh indicated the reopening date has been postponed to May 5, 2021.
According to GES, the postponement of the school reopening date is to ensure the 2021 WASSCE students achieve the 1,080 instructional periods needed for them to complete the syllabus before they sit for the WASSCE.
But, the Union considering some recent decisions of the GES Management has said the agency has fallen short adding that “they have always been reactive rather than proactive in handling issues as and when they arise.”
“The recent happenings at the GES does not affect only the Ghanaian students competitiveness on the global stage but also threatens success chalked over the years within the educational front,” NUGS stated.
“We offer our heartfelt solidarity to Ghanaian students affected by the decision of GES Management and assure them we are committed to their welfare,” the Students Union said in a statement shared to EducationWeb.