The Ghanaian National Council of Private Schools(GNACOPS) has welcomed the government’s decision to upgrade the country’s junior and senior high schools qualifications to diploma certificates to better position the graduates for jobs.
Speaking to the media on Sunday, the National Executive Director of GNACOPS, Enoch Kwasi Gyetuah, was quick to state that ,It’s one of the best decisions the Education Ministry has hinted to implement and it will help in the quest to reduce the high unemployment rate due to the low value employers place on the current basic and senior high school certificates.
“As private schools we’re also doing our best.
People have even worked extensively with the old Middle School Leaving Certificates(MSLC) so if we can upgrade the current junior and senior high schools curricula and put the right frameworks into action we can make it” he hinted.
“Elsewhere, junior and senior high schools graduates study what better place them in the world of work at such early stage in their lives and they also timely upgrade themselves to acquire terminal degrees(PhDs), unlike our part of the world where PhDs are commonest among the old adults.” He added.
The good news came when the Education Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, spoke at the 2019 Danquah Institute Leadership Lecture under the theme
“World Class Education and Imperative for the Next Generation of Leaders”.