November / December remedial students jubilant as Minister of Education orders universities to admit D7 grade


General news for Sunday, September 26, 2021



Dr Yaw Adutwum

If you are familiar with the admission processes of public and private universities in Ghana, you know that grade D7 is ineligible as the final grade is C6.

This has led several remedial schools to take advantage of private lessons and the November December WASSCE enrollment, known as November / December.

Good news is on the horizon for D7 grade holders as Education Minister Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum has ordered higher education institutions to start admitting D7 students as it does not It makes no sense to keep D7 holders out of school while the university can. find a way around it.

Reports say that since the announcement, jubilation has hit various remedial centers where these students receive tuition for their Nov-Dec. Additionally, some students at GH Media School who spoke to on strict terms of anonymity said it was a welcome development.

The Minister of Education said this in a short speech during the swearing-in and inauguration of the boards of directors of some public technical universities, where he asked them to “innovate” and create access programs for D7 students.

“Our gross enrollment rate in higher education is 18.8%, South Korea is 73.6%, so no nation has been able to transform without reaching a 40-50% rate. enrollment in higher education.

“Mauritius is 40%, you go there and everything changes. Our 18% will not change Ghana and that is why the President set a 40% agenda, which also means is that you have to start looking at your programs, more degree programs for students to sit at. the house with D7 find a place in your establishment.

“There are institutions that say we don’t get the numbers but what happened to the support of students offering degree courses, electrical engineering and after that you are going to see the numbers go up and after that, they can go to work. And then if they want to continue, they can continue. The D7 should therefore not be seen as a barrier for students entering higher education.

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