Non-Performing Schools to be closed down - Minister of Education

Dr. Adutwum to Close Non-Performing Schools and Redistribute Affected Students

The Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, has called on the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) and Principals of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Institutions to improve their educational outcomes. In his address to the conference, Dr. Adutwum stated that schools with a consistent pass rate of zero to ten percent risk having their institutions closed down.

The Minister explained that intervention programs should be put together for struggling schools to ensure that their students have the opportunity to further their studies. Dr. Adutwum emphasized that closing down underperforming schools would save the nation from the significant financial losses being incurred by the government.

Dr. Adutwum made the call during the annual meeting of the CHASS and TVET institutions in Kumasi over the weekend. The Minister praised the Heads for their role in transforming education in the country and pledged to continue providing the necessary resources. He also urged them to work harder to achieve the desired results.

Ms. Gifty Twum-Ampofo, MP, the Deputy Minister for Education in-charge of TVET, reminded Principals to equip their students with the skills needed to excel in the job market. She urged them to invest time in enhancing their capacity through relevant courses and books to support their effort in providing the best training for their students.

Dr. Adutwum reiterated that non-performing schools would be closed down, and affected students would be redistributed to nearby schools to continue their education and become relevant to the nation. The meeting included presentations from the leadership of the Ghana Education Service (GES), National Education Leadership Institute (NELI), Free Senior High School Secretariat, Funds and Procurement Management Unit (FPMU), and the Ghana TVET Service.


  1. Will the schools receiving the additions receive a face lift and their facilities revamped?

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