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04.01.2007 General News

SSS Education Extended To Four Years

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The Ministry of Education says starting from September this year, education at the Senior Secondary School (SSS) level is going to be extended from the current three years to four years.

This is to ensure that the quality of education is improved at that level.

Speaking to Ghananewstoday, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba, who is also in charge of educational reforms, Professor Anamuah Mensah, said although the extension is not a panacea to problems with the educational system in the country, it is one of the measures being taken to help ensure quality.

Professor Anamuah Mensah explained that the new program would however not automatically lead to a reduction of the number of years at the tertiary level.

He said that would be a decision to be taken by the universities, dependent on the performance of students.