Non-deaf JHS graduate assigned to Mampong School for Deaf

Non-deaf JHS graduate assigned to Mampong School for Deaf
Source: Ghana | Myjoyonline.com | Austin Brakopowers | Austin.powers@myjoyonline.com | Instagram: @realbrakopowers
Date: 08-09-2017 Time: 02:09:04:pm
Mampong School for the Deaf

A junior high school (JHS) graduate with no traces of hearing impairment has been placed at the Mampong School for the Deaf in the Eastern Region.

The student told Joy News’ Roland Walker Friday her enthusiasm waned after she saw the secondary school assigned to her.

“I felt bad because I am not deaf,” she said capping her ears with her hands.

Some JHS graduates throng cafes to register

The graduate made the disclosure when she joined other disappointed students at the premises of the Ghana Education Service (GES) in Accra to work on their placement.

The selection and placement of students into the various SHSs end on Friday, but the process have been beset with many difficulties.

Luv FM’s Erastus Asare Donkor reported a male JHS graduate is disillusioned after he was assigned to an all-female school in the country.

He said the student visited the office of the Ashanti Regional GES to have the changes made, but this has not been done.

There are also cases where students who applied to read General Science were given Home Economics and others Visual Arts.

Ashanti Regional GES PRO, Cassandra Twum Ampofo has explained the Service will not be able to resolve all the issues facing students.

She said some of the issues were caused by the incompetence of internet café attendants, a challenge which had nothing to do with GES.

It is not clear the number of JHS graduates out of the overall 36,849 who missed the first placement exercise had registered since the first extension was announced.

Deputy Education Minister in charge of secondary, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum

Already 424,092 students out of the total 460,941 who took this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) have the school of their choice.

Meanwhile, Deputy Education Minister in charge of secondary, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum has said no student with the right qualification will be left behind.

“We at the Ministry of Education will do everything possible to ensure that no student who has been placed or given the opportunity to select a school will be…cut off,” he said.

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