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 standardised prospectus for all prospective first-year students, eliminating any ambiguity regarding their requirements.
Under this new system, all schools are expected to adhere to the national prospectus without imposing any additional items beyond what has been officially prescribed.
This move aims to streamline the preparation process for parents, who will no longer have to wait until the Computerised School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) is rolled out before shopping for their children.
The national prospectus is organised into two categories: basic needs and cleaning materials.
Category 'A' includes essential items such as a hard body suitcase or trunk, chop box or hard plastic container, toiletries, beddings, a pair of school-specific footwear, undergarments, cutlery, and educational materials like a mathematical set and scientific calculator.
The second category covers detergents, sanitary and cleaning materials such as liquid soap, hand gloves, washing powder, bleach, brooms, a standing mop, mop bucket, and a scrubbing brush