The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) is against suggestions made by Prof. Stephen Adei, a renowned educationist that an entrance exam should be organized for final year Junior High School students to qualify them into Senior High Schools.
Prof. Stephen Adei believes that the government could consider such as recommendation as part of the roadmap for opening of schools. But GNAT does not side with the former GIMPA Rector.
In an interview with Univers News, General Secretary of GNAT, Thomas Musah, said that students were rather trained to sit for the Basic Education Certificate Examination and not an entrance exam in Senior High School. He says that such a decision will affect the performance of students.
“At this particular time, the students have been trained to write BECE not an entrance exams. Therefore to suddenly change the module will affect the students. If that had been then the consent then we could have prepared the students towards that,” the GNAT General Secretary said.
On the matter of how best the government can allow schools to reopen without comprising the fight against the coronavirus, Thomas Musah says that final year students should be allowed back to campus and contained within the school premises.
“Regarding senior high school, final year day students should be made to come to the boarding house as this is part of the precautionary measures.”