The govt is to construct dormitories for the E-Block group working day senior superior faculties (SHS) throughout the region to bring in far more pupils.
This follows the realisation that even though individuals educational institutions have great services, Essential Education and learning Certificate Evaluation (BECE) candidates usually decrease to pick them when they are picking the SHSs they would want to attend just after junior significant faculty (JHS), claiming the E-Block colleges are day faculties which are found considerably from their houses.
The Minister of Schooling, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, introduced this at a push convention in Accra yesterday to give an update on the ongoing Computerised Colleges Range and Placement Process (CSSPS).
Very low placement
Dr Opoku Prempeh mentioned, for instance, that previous calendar year, 10 of the E-Block colleges had been provided in the listing of colleges less than the CSSPS, but no candidate selected them for placement, adding: “I can not drive learners to go to this kind of educational facilities.”
Even however the minister described the universities as wonderful, he stated college students would only be attracted to them if dormitories and other facilities had been attached to them.
He conceded the truth that some of the E-Blocks were being found within communities, and cited the Fafraha Community Day College at Adentan in Accra and the a person at Kasoa in the Central Area as some of the amenities that were being strategically sited.
The minister more reported that while the Kumasi Senior Large/Complex College was not a grade ‘A’ university, additional than 37,000 candidates selected to be placed in that university because of its proximity to the city.
He observed that if the E-Block universities experienced boarding facilities and had been sited at strategic areas, a lot more students would have utilized to go to these schools, and that would have lowered the stress on current boarding educational facilities in the state.
Dr Opoku Prempeh explained due to the fact quite a few BECE candidates were being identified to show up at universities these types of as Wesley Girls’, Holy Boy or girl, Mfantsipim, Prempeh, Achimota, amongst other people, the federal government experienced embarked on expansion projects to create extra place in individuals faculties.
The jobs incorporated the development of two-storey dormitory and classroom blocks, as perfectly as the rehabilitation of present facilities, he stated.
Justifying a 30 per cent equity admission quota, the minister reported it would not be honest if the 24.2 per cent of BECE candidates from private educational institutions were being allowed to fill all the vacancies in general public SHSs, expressing these types of a system would downside the 75.8 for every cent candidates from general public JHSs.
In accordance to Dr Opoku Prempeh, the quota system was not new, outlining that it was to begin with named quota for catchment parts but was transformed to 30 for each cent public equity by the existing authorities.
The E-Block educational facilities were created as element of a Secondary Training Advancement Project (SEIP) with a Planet Lender support to the authorities of Ghana in the form of a personal loan to improve secondary education and learning and was undertaken less than the earlier federal government.
Dr Prempeh, nonetheless, faulted that authorities for siting some of the schools considerably away from communities, without delivering those people schools with boarding services.
He mentioned some of the universities ended up located about 8 kilometres from communities, inquiring: “How will the students go to college?”