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IFEST Commends Government’s Decision To Expand Free SHS To Cover BECE Graduates From 2014

Institute For Education Studies (IFEST) commends the Government of Ghana, for listening to the concerns of stakeholders in respect of expanding the Free SHS policy to cover students who wrote BECE in 2014, 2015 and 2016. It will be recalled that on 27th July, 2017, the Minister for Education speaking at the Meet the Press Series, announced the Implementation plan for the Free SHS and outlined the eligibility criteria as follows: “a Ghanaian student is qualified to access free SHS if he/she writes 2017 BECE and is placed by CSSPS into a publicly funded second cycle institution.”

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IFEST commends govt.’s decision to expand free SHS

The President Nana Akufo – Addo led government’s decision to expand its flagship Free SHS policy to cover BECE graduates since 2014 has received praise from various quarters of the Ghanaian public.

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Punish teachers who leak classroom activities on social media – IFEST calls

The Institute for Education Studies (IFEST) has called on the Ghana Education Service to as a matter of urgency penalise teachers who share videos of class activities on social media.

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IFEST condemns leakage of classroom ‘drama’ on social media

The Institute for Education Studies has condemned the practice in which teachers and students record and post videos of what transpires in the classroom on social media.

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Sanction teachers who circulate classroom videos – IFEST

The Institute for Education Studies (IFEST) has condemned the circulation of videos of classroom activities by teachers in Ghanaians schools.

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Proposal for closing time extension is lazy- IFEST

The Institute for Education Studies (IFEST) has described as lazy government’s proposal to extend the closing time for basic schools in the country from 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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How do teacher trainees learn how to teach?

This brief paper considers the kinds of learning opportunities available to teacher trainees and analyzes them from the perspective of what is known about teacher education. I will begin my discussion by examining opportunities for preservice teacher professional learning that are available to teacher trainees. Some are formal; many others are informal. Subsequently, I will examine the topic of teacher trainees as learners from the perspective of their beliefs, attitudes and values and conclude that trainee teacher learn by constructing and deconstructing their experiences.

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BECE violated ILO conventions- Educationist welcomes gov’t’s new policies on education

The Executive Director of the Institute for Education Studies, formerly VIAM Africa Dr Prince Armah has welcomed government’s decision to extend basic education to the senior high school level.

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Gov’t free SHS not enough to improve accessibility – expert

Government’s plans to improve accessibility to senior high school by introducing free education has been criticised as inadequate.
Executive Director of the Institute for Education Studies Prince Armah argued that a lot more students are not getting access to Senior High School because they fail to pass the Junior High School exams known as the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

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IES: Govt should tread cautiously with Free SHS

The Akufo-Addo-led government must define the scope of the Free Senior High School policy to avert confusion between parents and headmasters of the various SHSs in the country, Peter Partey, Director of Research at the Institute for Education Studies, has said.

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