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General News of Tuesday, 17 September 2019


Education Minister NAPO runs away from School Placement problems

Education Minister Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh play videoEducation Minister Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh

Education Minister Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh has refused to answer questions on the challenges facing the placement of students into senior high schools across the country.

Problems associated with the computerised school selection and placement system caused thousands of desperate prospective SHS students from across the country and their parents to throng the Independence Square in Accra Monday to have their issues resolved.

The issues, ranging from non-placement and wrongful placement among others, have triggered public outrage with critics questioning the competence of the managers of the system in view of the recurring issues.

At a teacher forum in Accra Tuesday, journalists asked the Education Minister to respond to the teething issues confronting the school placement system, but he declined, stating “please I came here for a teacher conference”.

When pushed further, he retorted “I’m not going to distract”, but assured the public he would later “address the placement issues”.

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