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General News of Friday, 12 April 2019


New uniform shows GES is paying attention to students – Annis Hafar

An educationist, Annis Hafar has backed a decision by the Ghana Education Service (GES) to introduce a new school uniform for Junior High School (JHS) students in the country.

According to him, the introduction of the uniform shows that GES is paying attention to JHS students thus giving students a sense of importance.

Speaking on Eyewitness News, the educationist, who’s also a member of the GES Council, said there is nothing wrong with the introduction of the new uniform saying it will only add up to the number of uniforms they have already thus promoting hygiene.

“Bringing in something new never hurts, we live in a very dynamic world, we don’t want things to be so static. We want the children to see that it is a new day, there are new expectations and there is nothing wrong with changing uniform as long as there is enough for them to wear. The psychology is important in the sense that they would feel we are paying attention to them[Junior High School (JHS) students]. Being hygienic is part of a school system that supports the psychology of student, ” he said.

The Ghana Education Service (GES) announced the introduction of a new school uniform for Junior High School (JHS) students on Thursday.

The announcement was made by the Director-General of the GES, Prof Kwasi Opoku Amankwa at a press conference.

Students are expected to start wearing the new school uniform from next academic year, 2019 – 2020.

Other reforms have seen the GES revise curriculum for primary and pre-schools in the country.

The new curriculum will be from kindergarten to primary six.

One teacher from each of the country’s districts is also expected to undergo training on the new curricula which come into force from September 2019.