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GES to Issue Guidelines for all Senior High Schools – Osei Adutwum

The Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum has indicated that the Ghana Education Service will soon introduce some guidelines to Senior High Schools in Ghana to guide them in the admission of students.

He talked about this in parliament on Thursday, March 25 following the ongoing debate of the Rastafarian students who were not given admission to Achimota School.

The Minister of Education said “Mr. Speaker, Achimota has been a beacon of hope for many young men and women. Achimota has been defined by its history of inclusion, Achimota is the school that travels around the length and breadth of Ghana recruiting students and they have a story to tell as to how  Achimota changed them and made them leaders who have led this country and led their families, led their communities and have done a fantastic job in various professions.

“I can understand where everyone is coming from, in terms of the convictions that they have, for or against, the debate that we are talking about.

“But Mr. Speaker, I can assure you  that Ghana Education Service  within the shortest possible time  is going to lay out  specific guidelines for  heads of schools as to how we proceed  on this.”

He added “Mr. Speaker, I can tell you that meetings have been had, others are ongoing, the ministry is facilitating to make sure that our students operate in an environment  where they give off their best, not just to themselves but to this nation.”

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