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GES-MOE Releases Harmonized Prospectus For All SHS/TVETs
The Ministry of Education through its agency the Ghana Education Service is bent on eliminating all discrepancies regarding prospectus for first year students entering the various Senior High Schools and Technical and Vocational Training Institutions across the country.
Pursuant to this, the Ghana Education Service (GES) has introduced an initiative called the National Prospectus for Senior High and Technical Schools in the country.
The purpose of this innovation is to provide a standardized prospectus for all prospective first-year students, eliminating any ambiguity regarding their requirements.
The innovation, code-named: ‘National Prospectus’, is designed for all prospective first-year students to eliminate any ambiguity regarding the requirements of fresh students.
Under the new arrangement, all schools are expected to adhere to the national prospectus without imposing any extra items apart from what has been officially prescribed, while parents will no longer have to wait until the rollout of the Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) before shopping for their children.
The harmonized prospectus was necessary to eliminate items that schools could do without and also ensure that schools did not include such items and use same as a barrier to the timely enrollment of students.
The national prospectus is categorized into basic needs and cleaning materials to make it easier for parents.
Category ‘A’ covers basic items such as hard body suitcase or trunk, chop box or hard plastic container, toiletries, beddings, a pair of footwear (school specific), underwears, cutlery, and other educational materials such as mathematical set and scientific calculator, among others.
The second category includes, detergents, sanitary and cleaning materials such as liquid soap, hand gloves, washing powder, bleach and cleaning materials such as brooms, standing mob, mob bucket, and a scrubbing brush.
The national prospectus was put together by a committee made up of representatives from the GES, Free SHS Secretariat, TVET Service, with the Conference of Heads of Government Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) also making an input.
Download harmonized prospectus below