The Senior High Schools (SHS) classification in Ghana has been urged for review by the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT).
The teacher union claims that classifying schools into different groups is to blame for the current placement problem.
Senior High Schools in Ghana are currently classified according to their academic standing into categories ranging from A to D.
However, GNAT believes the categorization must be reviewed to prevent associated challenges.
According to Thomas Musah, general secretary of the Ghana National Association of Teachers, the classification gives the impression that some institutions are subpar.
I believe we should do away with the grades A, B, C, and D [categorization] because it gives the appearance that the C schools are bad if you designate one school as A, another as B, and another as C.
The Free SHS Secretariat has revealed that at the GNAT resolution center in Accra, it has successfully handled 99% of school placement difficulties.
Upon the opening of the schools for SHS 1 pupils, the secretariat established resolution centers all around the nation to address unresolved issues.
Since then, a few students have brought gender issues, school transfers, residence status issues, and placement issues to the secretariat’s attention.
The Deputy Coordinator of the Free SHS secretariat, Nana Afrah Sika Mensah, provided a report on activities completed to date and stated that the resolution centers will be open for six weeks to answer all problems.