Accra – September 18, 2023; an official statement released by the Ministry of Education calls on parents and students who have recently completed the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE). The Ministry advises them to prioritize the selection of science-oriented Senior High Schools (SHS) across the nation.
The Ministry’s directive comes as part of a broader initiative to align the country’s education system with the strategic plan for 2018-2030. The primary objective of this plan is to achieve a balanced enrollment ratio of 60% for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses and 40% for arts and humanities at the tertiary level. Currently, the ratio stands at 40% for STEM and 60% for arts and humanities.
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The Ministry of Education through this communication is urging all prospective first- year Senior High School (SHS) students and their parents/guardians to prioritize the selection of science courses as the 2023 school selection and placement process has commenced.
This call aligns with the Ministry of Education’s strategic plan for 2018-2030, which aims at achieving a balanced 60/40 enrollment ratio for science (STEM) and arts and humanities at the tertiary level, currently standing at 4O/60.
To facilitate this, the Ministry has invested in infrastructure of which over 300 state- of-the-art laboratories have been constructed and refurbished nationwide in the second cycle institutions, representing a significant enhancement to the quality of science education.
The Ministry further wishes assure prospective students, guardians, and the general public that additional vacancies have been created specifically for science courses to accommodate students interested in pursuing a science-based education.
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