GES sends message to public basic schools with chalk shortage



The Management of the Ghana Education Service following report of chalk shortage in school government schools says plans are far advanced for the procurement and supply of the teaching and learning materials to all schools.

In a press release sighted by EducationWeb, GES said it as part of measures to ensure smooth academic activities has commenced distribution of chalks to some public schools in the Western, Western North and Eastern Regions.

“All other regions which need chalk will be supplied. It is also important to stress that there are in other regions where we have unused stocks of chalk and some are being moved to areas which need them urgently,” it said on Monday.

In a developing story, the National Council of Parent-Teacher Associations following the ongoing verification of second cycle schools has called on the Ghana Education Service (GES) to extend the school choices confirmation deadline.

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The spokeswoman for the National Council Parent-Teacher Associations (PTAs), Felicity Ahafianyo in an interview with an Accra-based radio station said the one-week duration for the school choices confirmation is not enough.

The PTA Public Relations Officer in line with some students who have also called for the February 22, 2022 deadline to be extended has urged GES to end the selected schools’ verification and confirmation exercise in late February 2022.

The school choices verification and confirmation process which commenced on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, is expected to end Tuesday, February 22, 2022, for all students who sat for the 2021 edition of the BECE for School.

Last year’s BECE graduates have been asked to visit or dial *899*88# on a mobile phone and follow the instructions carefully to confirm their selected secondary school choices before the deadline tomorrow.

Prospective students who may detect errors or mistakes in their school choices, name, date of birth or index number have been entreated to immediately notify their heads of schools of any errors for corrections to be made.

The results of candidates who participated in the 31st Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) according to the Minister for Education, Dr Adutwum will be released by end of February 2022 by the West African Exams Council.


Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has also said the computer school placement will be out a few months after the Examinations Council has released the 2021 BECE school results.

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