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Headmaster calls for restoration of 4-year SHS duration


The Assistant Headmaster in charge of academics at Kings College Kumasi, Mr. Emmanuel Odum has called on the government and Minister of Education to restore the four-year Senior High School system to promote effective teaching and learning in schools.

According Mr. Odum, the current three-year system being run in the various Senior High Schools in the country is inadequate to ensure students complete the entire syllabus and sufficiently prepare them for their West African Examinations Council (WAEC) exams.

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration under President John Kufour introduced the 4-year Senior High school programme in 2007. However, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) reverted to the three-year system after it regained power in 2009.

But Emmanuel Odum believes the four-year Senior High School system if restored would help students prepare amply and also get better grades in their final examination.

He tells Abusua News Osei Kwadwo: “If government extends the 3-year program to 4 years it will improve students’ academic performance because teachers will have enough time to teach them and also get good grades when they write the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) exams”.

He continued, that, “the current 3-year system is totally affecting the student’s academic performance. Government should extend the 3-year programe to 4 years to improve quality education”.