Ghana Education Service

November 21, 20200

All Is Set For The Grand Finale of 2020 Secondary Education Improvement Project (SEIP) Science Olympiad In Accra

The stage is now set for twenty (20) schools to compete at the grand finale of the 3rd edition of the 2020 Science Olympiad.

This competition involves 231 senior high schools under the Secondary Education Improvement Project (SEIP) throughout the country.

The 2020 Olympiad had successfully undergone two zones preliminary competitions held at Sunyani and Tamale respectively.

At Sunyani, there were 127 schools with 254 contestants from nine (9) regions within the Southern enclave, the northern sector had 104 schools representing with 208 participants who competed in three (3) sessions of drills of test. The tests centered on a 3-hour practical core science drills that covered;

Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Agriculture Science.

The contestants on the second day wrote a one and half hour 40 questions objective text that covered topics in all the sciences including mathematics. The contestants ended with a three-hour theory test in the Integrated Science subjects.

The scripts were marked and scored by the experienced resource persons deployed for the Olympiad.

From the Southern Zone, the following ten schools qualified for the grand finale in Accra;

  1. Wesley Grammar shs
  2. Techiman shs
  3. Mpraeso shs
  4. Swedru shs
  5. Klikor shs
  6. Nsaba shs
  7. Breman Asikuma shs
  8. Labone shs
  9. Apam shs
  10. Twifo Praso

Same drills were conducted for the Northern Sector Zone that comprised 105 schools with 210 participants.

The following schools also qualified from Tamale.

  1. Armed Force shs
  2. Adu Gyamfi shs

3.Nkwanta Com. Shs

  1. Kumasi SHTS
  2. Agona SDA shs
  3. Dwamena Akenteng shs
  4. Osei Kyeretwie shs
  5. New Edubease shs
  6. St. Jerome shs
  7. Dompoase shs

The 20 schools with 40 contestants are expected in Accra, Monday 23rd November as they locked horns to claim the ultimate prize.

According to the Director at the Science Education Unit, Headquarters, GES, Mrs Olivia Serwaa Opare, this Olympiad is couched in the image of the international competition in the practical sciences that has been copied to improve competitive learning and the teaching of the sciences.

“I prayed this competition is opened to all second cycle schools in the country as it a very interesting learning engagements for participants”, Mrs Opare suggested.

November 3, 20200

NaCCA, GES conduct simulation workshop on CCP Curriculum Training.

The Acting Director-General of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) Dr Prince H. Armah has officially opened a three-day simulation workshop on the nationwide training of teachers and other educational stakeholders on the Common Core Programme (CCP) Curriculum for JHS 1 to SHS 1.

The workshop which will run from 3rd to 5th November, 2020, will serve as a platform to fine-tune the training plan and resources for subsequent training of teachers across the entire country. The simulation will also provide critical insight and feedback that will help prepare the curriculum experts who will lead the national master trainers’ workshops, expected to commence in the coming weeks.

The CCP is a carefully designed programme consisting of a set of learning areas which all learners are expected to study from JHS 1 to SHS 1.

It aims to prepare learners for further education, the world of work or both. After SHS 1, learners have the option of branching into academic or career pathways.

In his opening address, Dr Prince Armah stressed the importance of the ongoing reforms to the national curriculum, which he said were carefully designed to develop a new generation of young Ghanaians who are well-equipped for further education and the world of work.

He urged participants to ensure that the goal of the workshop, which is to fine-tune the training plan in order to ensure an effective nationwide implementation of the new curriculum, is achieved.

Prof Kwame Osei-Kwarteng, the Chairman of the NaCCA Council also expressed gratitude to participants for taking part in the vital national exercise and wished them a successful programme.

The Common Core Programme curriculum has been approved by Cabinet but its implementation which was scheduled for September 2020, was delayed as a result of the Covid-19 Pandemic. It is now expected to be rolled out at the start of the next academic year, beginning with learners in JHS 1
before being gradually scaled up to those in SHS 1 in subsequent years.

Curriculum and subject experts from NaCCA, the GES and various educational institutions involved in the development of the new CCP Curriculum are taking part in the workshop, which is being held at the Aknac Hotel in Accra.

Credit: NaCCA, GES Public Relations Units
Tuesday 3rd Nov, 2020

October 10, 20200

GES Headquarters Undergoes Fire Simulation Exercise

Ghana Education Service on Friday 9th of October 2020, underwent a fire simulation exercise at its Head Office premises.
The exercise was to test the preparedness of the emergency elements put in place to ensure staff and visitors safety in case of emergency situations.
The lead conductor, DOI, Micheal Ato Korsah, Deputy Director, Safety, and his team from the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS), elaborated on some activities that should be avoided during emergency situations. He stated that running back into restricted areas during emergencies to pick up valuable items should be avoided completely. The Deputy Director praised the staff for their swift response to the emergency alarm.
Speaking after the exercise, the Deputy Director General, in charge of Management Services, Mr. Anthony Boateng impressed on staff to extend these safety practices learned to their homes to ensure personal safety and the safety of their family members.
“Management of GES is collaborating with GNFS to extend fire safety measures in all senior high schools in the country”, Mr. Boateng Said.
Mr. Boateng further explained that GES engaged GNFS to conduct Safety audit in all the senior high schools.
According to the DDG the report has been submitted to management for consideration and further discussions.

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