Education Ministry rolls out scheme to rank Senior High Schools

The Ministry of Education (MoE) as part of efforts to access the Free SHS policy has introduced two ranking schemes to separate top-performing schools Senior High Schools from the average Senior High Schools in the country.

Speaking at a ceremony in Ashanti Region, the Education Minister said the first scheme which is to be national ranking will rank each school on the scale of 0 to 10 with 10 being the highest score while the second dubbed: “similar schools ranking” will place schools with equal infrastructure and grading in the same category for a fair assessment.

In line with the two new ranking systems, the Minister for Education said researchers were to be sent to each school for data and assessment which would be collated for both ranking systems.

“The national ranking is expected to take off once the current regional assessment and ranking are completed,” the teaching Minister stated as quoted by Graphic.

According to Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, the current top-rated schools in the Ashanti Region per the criteria is Tepa SHS followed by Saint Louis, Toase SHS, Kumasi High, Ghana Muslim Mission SHS and Prempeh College.

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The rest, are Kumasi Wesley Girls, TI Amass, Opoku Ware School, Pentecost SHS, Mankraso SHS, and Osei Adutwum SHS established by the Education Minister and handed over to the government.

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