The Savannah Regional Education Directorate has issued an urgent appeal to first-year Senior High School (SHS) students who have not yet reported to school for the 2023/2024 academic year to do so without delay. According to Mr. Kpiirika Jatuat, the PRO of the Regional Education Directorate, some students who sat for the 2022 Basic Education Certificate Examination (B.E.C.E) and were subsequently enrolled in various SHSs within the Savannah Region have not yet reported to school.
Speaking on Padfm’s Super Morning show on March 28th, 2023, Mr. Jatuat said that the management of the Ghana Education Service in the region had noticed this trend through their monitoring activities. He called on parents, guardians, teachers, the media, and other stakeholders to encourage these students to report to their respective schools as soon as possible to facilitate effective teaching and learning.
Mr. Jatuat noted that the Free SHS secretariat and the Ghana Education Service will conduct headcounts across all SHSs in the region and the country, and it is crucial that all first-year students are present for the exercise. While students were expected to report to their respective schools by February 20th, 2023, many have yet to do so for reasons unknown to the education authorities.