Final Year SHS Students to begin National Service Program – Education Minister


Hon. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Minister of Education has made a shocking revelation about final year secondary school students. He hinted that a national service program will be made available to all Senior High School leavers if the deadly coronavirus saga comes to an end.

He made this disclosure on Metro TV while he further stated that government was eagerly putting that option into consideration before the president shut all schools due yo deadly virus.

“Currently, the education ministry is relying on Electronic Learning platforms (E-Learning) to keep schools running,” he said.

Explaining the need for the one year national service programme, the minister said during the O and A level era, anytime there was a disruption “aluta” in the academic calendar, the government introduced national service to cater for the disruption.

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Final Year Students

The West African Secondary School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) has been suspended across Anglophone West Africa due to the threat of COVID-19 .

Students went home, uncertain when they will return. Should this happened to be so,then unemployment ratio for the first time in Ghana will reduced and possible personnel will likely get employed.

Now,after he stated this,a lot of attentions were picked as to whether they will be employed in govt institutions because secondary school as we know doesn’t give practical education unlike tertiary.


Moving forward,we don’t know what the government will say with relation to this. But let’s all keep our fingers crossed and hope for the better .