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General News of Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Source: Graphic.com.gh

No plans to eliminate single-sex schools - Education Minister

The Ministry of Education has denied allegations of government intending to eliminate single-sex schools in the country.

The denial was contained in a statement by the Head of Public Relations Unit at the Education Ministry, Ekow Vincent and follows claims attributed to the Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education, Prof. Kwesi Yankah alleging that the government is planning to abolish the single-sex education system.

The Ministry of Education's press release insisted the statement is false.

“Let me hasten to add that this statement is false and must be treated with the contempt it deserves”, the statement by Ekow Vincent said.

It said however that the government is looking forward to increasing the girl child education and investing more as far as the study of Science, technology, engineering and science is concerned.

"The President Akufo-Addo led government is committed to ensuring that girl child education remains a priority on the developmental agenda of our country.” the statement added.

The statement, therefore, admonished individuals to bring to the ministry their concerns and doubts for redress.