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06.09.2004 General News

Intake should not exceed 500 students this year - Ministry

By GNA

Accra, Sept. 6, GNA - Fresh intake of students into the first year for the 2004/2005 academic year should not under any circumstances exceed 500 students, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports and the Ghana Education Service Council directed on Monday.

They warned Headmasters/Headmistresses of second cycle institutions that they "will be held personally liable for their actions" if they flouted the directive.

Mr Ato Essuman, Chief Director of the Ministry in a signed statement said, "the directive is in accordance with an ongoing policy process geared towards the reduction of the population of students in any particular school to a maximum of one thousand five hundred (1,500) students over a three-year period".

It said: "This decision has been influenced by a variety of constraints including resource availability, inadequate physical infrastructure, indiscipline and a lack of managerial capacity to deal with these inherent problems."

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