New JHS Uniforms not imported – GES refutes allegations

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The attention of the Management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has been drawn to the discussion in the media on the alleged importation of school uniforms by the institution.

“Management wishes to make it clear that the story is baseless and has no merit whatsoever and has therefore urged the general public to disregard the erroneous publication.”

These were contained in a release signed by Ms Cassandra Twum Ampofo, Head of Public Relations Unit.

“GES wishes to state that it has not imported neither has it contracted any individual, locally or internationally to bring in new uniform for the Junior High Schools.”

It would be recalled that on April this year, Professor Kwasi Amankwa, the Director General of GES introduced a sample of the new uniform and its design in the media.

He then urged parents to access those clothes from the open market as it had been the case with the current uniform.

It must be noted that the school uniform is not compulsory, the statement added.

It would be phased out over a period and no student would be prevented from attending school when the 2019/ 2020 academic year begins in September.

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Ellis Ferdinad is the Founder of Education Ghana Media Network ,a parent Company of EducationGhana.net ,an Online Education News Blog and Education Television, an Online Digital Television Channel. Ellis Ferdinad is a Graduate of Accra College of Education and the University of Cape Coast respectively, where he obtained a Diploma In Basic Education and a Bachelor of Education in Accounting. Ellis Ferdinand won Blogger of the Year at the 2018 National Students' Awards and was also ajudged 14th Best Ghanain Blogger in 2018 among Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers of 2018. He introduced the Concept of Education Blogging in Ghana in 2014 with his famous blog (EducationGhana.net. His Blog won Best Media Promoting Education in 2017 and 2018 respectively,an Award organized by Neogenics Education Consult. Ferdinand is a researcher in Education and a contributor to Education related discussions on Radio,Television and on Social Media. He is a Leadership Coach and a Public/Motivational Speaker .

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