GES introduces new school uniform for JHS students

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has announced the introduction of a new school uniform for Junior High School (JHS) students.

According to the GES, students will start wearing the new school uniform from next academic year, 2019 – 2020.

The Director-General of the GES, Prof Kwasi Opoku Amankwa announced this at a press conference in Accra on Thursday morning, reports Emmanuel Bonney.

“The minister through consultations, presented a memo to cabinet which was duly accepted for us to change the junior high school uniform,” he said.

The new uniform for JHS students being displayed at the press conference.

The move forms part of the new reforms in the educational sector announced by President Nana Akufo-Addo during his State of the Nation’s address in February this year.

This reform will among other things see the implementation of new curricula from next academic year in September.

He said: “The idea is for them [JHS pupils] to start seeing themselves as secondary school students; they are in lower secondary [now].”

Prof. Amankwa said the wearing of the new uniform will start from next academic year which begins from September. The old uniform, he indicated, will be phased out with time but did not give a deadline to it.

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