Ghana Education Services (GES)

 

Vision Statement

Ghana Education Service seeks to create an enabling environment in all educational institutions and management positions that will facilitate effective teaching and learning and efficiency in the management for the attainment of the goals of the Service.

Mission Statement

To ensure that all Ghanaian children of school-going age are provided with inclusive and equitable quality formal education and training through effective and efficient management of resources to make education delivery relevant to the manpower needs of the nation.

Mandate of GES

GES is responsible for the implementation of approved national pre-tertiary educational policies and programs to ensure that all Ghanaian children of school-going age irrespective of tribe, gender, disability, religious and political affiliations are provided with inclusive and equitable quality formal education.

Activities of the Year 2023

 FINAL REPORT ON 2023 BASIC EDUCATION CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION (BECE)-NORTHERN REGION

  

 INTRODUCTION

This yearโ€™s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) commenced on Monday the 7th August, 2023 to Friday 11th August, 2023.  The Regional Director tasked all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Directors of Education (MMDDE) to monitor the BECE in their jurisdictions and report to the Regional Directorate a week after the exams. This directive was strictly complied. The MMDDEโ€™s supported Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives to monitor all centres under their jurisdictions.

The Regional Director and her team jointly monitored the BECE with the Northern Regional Minister. They monitored centres in some selected  which includes, Tamale Metropolis, Sagnarigu and Savelugu Municipalities, Kumbungu, Tolon, and Nanton Districts.

The Regional Director also constituted monitoring teams involving all teaching staff of the Directorate. The teams were head by Front line Directors; they monitored centres in Tolon, Nanton and Kumbungu Districts, Sagnarigu and Savelugu Municipalities and Tamale Metropolis.

The Regional Directorate also received the Deputy Minister for TVET and Officers from GES Head Quarters who were in the region to monitor the 2023 BECE. The Regional Director assigned a number of Regional Officers to support them in their monitoring.

The Exams Coordinators took one week to collect and collate monitoring data from all the MMDDE in the region. Below are the monitoring results.

 

TABLE 1: DATA ON NUMBER OF SCHOOLS

S/N MMDED NO. OF PUBLIC SCHOOL NO. OF PRIVATE SCH TOTAL NO. OF EXAM CENTRES NO OF SUPERVISORS NO. OF INVIGILATORS
1 YENDI MUNICIPAL    36     6    42 8  

8

 

81

2 ZABZUGU    17   –      17 3  

3

 

30

3 TOLON    26     1    27 7  

7

 

67

4 SAGNAREGU MUNICIPAL    82    47  

 129

21  

21

 

201

5 SAVELUGU MUNICIPAL    36     2    38 7  

7

 

60

6 TAMALE METRO    89    41   130 25  

25

 

213

7 GUSHEGU    22     2    24 5  

5

 

41

8 KARAGA    24   –     

 

24

3  

 

3

 

 

30

 

9 KPANDAI    51     9    60 8  

8

 

90

10 KUMBUNGU    32     1    33 5  

5

 

60

11 TATALE/SANGULI    16   1      17 3  

3

 

34

12 MION    18     1    19 3  

3

 

29

13 NANUMBA NORTH MUNICIPAL    39    11    50 8  

8

 

77

14 NANUMBA SOUTH    28     1    29 5  

5

 

48

15 NANTON    17   –      17 2  

2

 

24

16 SABOBA    40     3    43 5  

5

 

54

  TOTAL   573   125   698 117  

117

 

1139

 

TABLE 2: DATA ON BECE CANDIDATES

                                       EXPECTED CANDIDATES NO. OF CANDIDATES PRESENT NO. OF CANDIDATES ABSENT
MMDED BOYS GIRLS TOTAL BOYS GIRLS TOTAL BOYS GIRLS TOTAL
YENDI 1,167    1,082    2,249  

1, 162

 

1,070

 

2,232

5 12 17
ZABZUGU    

503

     351      854  

499

 

346

 

845

4 5 9
TOLON    1,073      821    1,894  

1,065

 

815

 

1,880

8 6 14
SAGNARIGU    2,792    2,930    5,722  

2,770

 

2,909

 

5,679

22 21                   43
 

SAVELUGU

     946      768    1,714  

932

 

764

 

1,696

14 4 18
TAMALE    2,898    3,131    6,029  

2,872

 

3,100

 

5,972

26 31 57
GUSHEGU      697      484    1,181  

692

 

478

 

1,170

5 6 11
 

KARAGA

     451      305      756  

447

 

301

 

748

4 4 8
KPANDAI    1,022    1,112    2,134  

1,004

 

1,105

 

2,109

18 7 25
KUMBUNGU      985      713    1,698  

982

 

707

 

1,689

3 6 9
TATALE      512      328      840  

508

 

327

 

835

4 1 5
MION      487      357      844  

485

 

352

 

837

2 5 7
NANUMBA NORTH    1,218    1,016    2,234  

1203

 

1009

 

2,212

15 7 22
NANUMBA SOUTH      814      555    1,369  

808

 

550

 

1,358

6 5 11
NANTON      423      270      693  

422

 

268

 

690

1 2 3
SABOBA      776      789    1,565  

776

 

785

 

1,561

0 4 4
TOTAL   16,764   15,012   31,776  

16,515

 

14,794

 

31,309

249 218 467
                   

 

TABLE 3: DATA ON PREGNANT GIRLS

MMDED NO. OF CAND. PREGNANT NO. OF PREG. CAND. WHO WROTE NO. OF PREG. CAND. WHO DID NOT WRITE NO. OF NURSING MOTHERS NO. OF NURSING MOTHERS WHO WROTE NO. OF NURSING MOTHERS WHO DID NOT WRITE
YENDI 5 0  

5

2  

0

2
ZABZUGU 7 5 2 0 0 0
TOLON 0 0 0 0 0 0
SAGNARIGU 2 2 0 1 1 0
SAVELUGU 0 0 0 0 0 0
TAMALE 3 0 3 1 0 1
GUSHEGU 0 0 0 0 0 0
KARAGA 0 0 0 0 0 0
KPANDAI 9 9  0 21 21 0
KUMBUNGU 1 1  0 0 0 0
TATALE 3 2  1 1 0 1
MION 1 1  0 0 0 1
NANUMB N 6 6  0 15 0 15
NANUMB S 7 5  2 7 0 7
NANTON  0 0 0
SABOBA 11 8  3 8 0 8
TOTAL 55 39  16 56 22 34

TABLE 4: PUPILS WITH SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS (SEN)

S/N CATEGORY BOYS GIRLS TOTAL
1 Visual impairment      
2 Hearing impairment 13 8 21
3 Speech impairment 1 0 1
4 Physical disability 0 1 1
  Others specify – epilepsy 0 1 1
    14 10 24
         

 PUPILS WITH SPECIAL EDUCATION NEEDS (SEN)

Some centres had pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN). The centres made provisions for their needs and other social support to them and offered other social support to them..

 SUMMARY OF FINDINGS FROM THE MONITORING TEAM

  • Number of MMDED: 16
  • Number of schools: Public: 573        Private:               125       Total: 698
  • Number of centres: 117
  • Number of Invigilators 1139
  • Number of Supervisors 117
  • Number of candidates registered: Boys:16,764 Girls:15,012  Total:31,776
  • Number of candidates present: Boys:16,515 Girls: 14,794         Total: 31, 309
  • Number of Candidates absent: Boys: 249           Girls: 218        Total: 467
  • Pupils with Especial Educational Needs: Boys: 14              Girls: 10       Total: 24
  • Number of candidates who got pregnant:                 –             55         
  • Number of candidates who wrote with pregnancy: –             39
  • Number of pregnant candidates who did not write: – 16
  • Number of nursing mothers: –             56
  • Number of nursing mothers who did not write –             34
  • Number of nursing mothers who wrote: –             22

LOGISTIC

The monitoring teams observed that examination papers arrived at the centres on time except on few occasions where papers delayed in Kasulyili, Savelugu and Pong-Tamale, Karaga, Tatale/Sanguli. Papers delayed due to transport challenges. Arrangements in the halls were satisfactory.

RECOMMENDATIONS

  • The exams unit should be supported with resources to conduct sensitization for candidates, teachers and parents to reduce exams malpractices
  • Formation of Regional and District Committees to handle exams related issues
  • In conclusion, officersโ€™ call for resources to monitor the entire BECE and other related exams not limiting to only BECE
  • The 2023 BECE was conducted smoothly without any challenges or irregularities.

CONCLUSION

The Regional Education Directorate and MMDDEs acknowledged the contributions and support from the Hon. Regional Minister, Members of Parliament (MPs) and Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives. The Regional Directorate was supported with fuel for monitoring while the MMDDEs were supported with fuel and transport for monitoring and distribution of question papers to the examination centres. Candidates throughout the region were given mathematical sets by MPs and MMDAs Chief Executives for the examination.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PREPARED BY:

 SAYIBU MAHAMOUD SULE

REGIONAL EXAMINATION COORDINATOR

  FINAL REPORT ON 2023 WEST AFRICAN SENIOR SCHOOL EDUCATION CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION (WASSCE)-NORTHERN REGION

1.0 INTRODUCTION

This year West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) started smoothly on Monday the 1st July, 2023 and ended on Tuesday the 26th September, 2023.

The Regional Directorate has made monitoring visits to all Senior High Schools in all the sixteen (16) districts covering Twenty Eight (28) Senior High Schools. All the Twenty Eight SHS final year students wrote the WASSCE. The examination was monitored by officers from GES Head Quarters, Regional and District Education Officers. 

 The Regional Director tasked all District, Municipal and Metropolitan Directors of Education to monitor the WASSCE in their jurisdictions and report to the Regional Directorate a week after the exams. This directive was strictly complied.

The Regional Director and her team jointly monitored the WASSCE with the Northern Regional Minister. They monitored Senior High Schools in Tamale Metropolis, Sagnarigu and Savelugu Municipalities.

The Regional Director constituted monitoring teams involving all teaching staff of the Directorate. The teams were tasked to monitor schools in Tolon and Kumbungu Districts, Sagnarigu and Savelugu Municipalities and Tamale Metropolis.

The Regional Directorate also received Officers from GES Head Quarters who were in the region to monitor the 2023 WASSCE. The Regional Director assigned a number of Regional Officers to support them in their monitoring.  Below are the monitoring results.

 

2.0 DETAIL DATA ON BECE CANDIDATES

                                                         EXPECTED CANDIDATES NO. OF CANDIDATES PRESENT NO. OF CANDIDATES ABSENT
SCHOOL BOYS GIRLS TOTAL BOYS GIRLS TOTAL BOYS GIRLS TOTAL
ZABZUGU SHS 369 226 595 367 225 592 2 1 3
TATALE AGRIC SHS 95 70 165 95 70 165 0 0 0
BUSINESS SHS 371 325 696 367 324 691 4 1 5
GHANA SHS 336 213 549 335 212 547 1 1 2
TAMALE SHS 698 604 1302 694 602 1296 4 2 6
TAMALE ISLAMIC SCIENCE SHS 499 597 1096 494 596 1090 5 1 6
VITTING SHS 234 166 400 233 166 399 1 0 1
NORTHERN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS 592 483 1075 585 480 1,065 7 3 10
TAMALE GIRLS SHS   674 674   673 673   1 1
ANBARIYA SHS 248 364 612 246 359 605 2 5 7
SAVELUGU SHS 550 315 865 544 314 858 6 1 7
PONG-TAMALE SHS 348 230 578 344 229 573 4 1 5
KUMBUNGU SHS 463 375 838 461 374 835 2 1 3
TOLON SHS 330 206 536 329 205 534 1 1 2
SABOBA EP SHS 118 104 222 117 104 221 1 0 1
BIMBILLA SHS 275 174 449 272 174 446 3 0 3
WULENSI SHS 228 98 326 228 94 322 0 4 4
KPANDAI SHS 274 134 408 274 132 406 0 2 2
GUSHEGU SHS 256 172 428 255 172 427 1 0 1
KARAGA SHS 336 192 528 334 190 524 2 2 4
YENDI SHS 665 560 1225 655 557 1212 10 3 13
DAGBON STATE SEC/TECH 355 267 622 354 264 618 1 3 4
SUNG COMMUNITY DAY SHS 141 71 212 138 70 208 3 1 4
WAPULI COMMUNITY SHS 45 37 82 44 37 81 1 0 1
KASULYILI SHS 203 127 330 203 126 329 0 1 1
KALPOHINI SHS 468 368 836 456 366 822 12 2 14
ST. CHARLES SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 207   207 207   207 0 0 0
PRESBY SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 222 215 437 221 214 435 1 1 2
TOTAL 8,926 7,367 16,293 8,852 7,329 16,181 74 38 112
                     

 

2.1 DETAIL DATA ON GIRLS

SCHOOL NO. OF PREGNANT

CAND.

NO. OF PREG. CAND. WHO WROTE NO. OF PREG. CAND. WHO DID NOT WRITE NO. OF NURSING MOTHERS NO. OF NURSING MOTHERS

WHO WROTE

NO. OF NURSING MOTHERS WHO DID NOT WRITE
ZABZUGU SHS 4 4 0 2 2 0
TATALE AGRIC SHS 0 0 0 0 0 0
BUSINESS SHS 1 1 0 0 0 0
GHANA SHS 1 1 0 1 1 0
TAMALE SHS 1 1 0 0 0 0
TAMALE ISLAMIC SCIENCE SHS 4 4 0  

2

2 0
VITTING SHS 2 2 0 1 1 0
NORTHERN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS 3 3 0  

1

1 0
TAMALE GIRLS SHS 6 6 0 3 3 0
ANBARIYA SHS 0 0 0 3 0 3
SAVELUGU SHS 5 5 0 2 2 0
PONG-TAMALE SHS 4 3 1 2 2 0
KUMBUNGU SHS 6 6 0 5 5 0
TOLON SHS 1 0 1 1 1 0
SABOBA EP SHS 4 4 0 2 2 0
BIMBILLA SHS 1 1 0 2 2 0
WULENSI SHS 1 1 0 0 0 0
KPADAI SHS 1 1 0 5 5 0
GUSHEGU SHS 6 6 0 0 0 0
KARAGA SHS 0 0 0 2 0 2
YENDI SHS 7 7 0 5 3 2
DAGBON STATE SEC/TECH 5 5 0  

0

0 0
SUNG COMMUNITY DAY SHS 0 0 0  

7

7 0
WAPULI COMMUNITY SHS 0 0 0  

1

1 0
KASULYILI SHS 1 1 0 1 1 0
KALPOHINI SHS  4  4  0 3  3  0
ST. CHARLES SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 0 0 0   0 0
PRESBY SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 4 4 0 2 2 0
TOTAL 72 70 2 53 46 7

 

2.3 TABLE 4: STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS (SEN)

S/N CATEGORY BOYS GIRLS TOTAL
1 Visual impairment 3   3
2 Hearing impairment      
3 Speech impairment      
4 Physical disability 2 1 3
5 Others specify      
  TOTAL      
    5 1 6

 

4.0 SUMMARY OF FINDINGS FROM THE MONITORING TEAM

  • Number of MMDED: 16
  • Number of schools/centres: 28
  • Number of Invigilators 1139
  • Number of Asst. Supervisors/Supervisors 56
  • Number of candidates registered: Boys: 8, 926   Girls: 7,367    Total: 16, 293
  • Number of candidates present: Boys:8,852  Girls: 7,329            Total: 16,181
  • Number of Candidates absent: Boys: 74              Girls: 38       Total: 112
  • Students with Especial Educational Needs: Boys: 14              Girls: 10       Total: 24
  • Number of candidates who got pregnant:                 –             72         
  • Number of candidates who wrote with pregnancy: –             70
  • Number of pregnant candidates who did not write: –    2
  • Number of nursing mothers: –             53
  • Number of nursing mothers who wrote: –             46
  • Number of nursing mothers who did not write –             7

 

4.0. LOGISTIC

The monitoring team observed that examination papers arrived on time except on few occasions where papers delayed in Kasulyili, Savelugu and Pong-Tamale due to transportation challenges. In all, the general examination atmosphere is very smooth.

 

 

 

5.0 RECOMMENDATIONS/CONCLUSION

  • The exams unit should be supported with resources to conduct sensitization for candidates, teachers and parents to reduce exams malpractices
  • Formation of Regional and District Exams Committees to handle exams related issues.
  • Officersโ€™ call for resources to monitor WASSCE and other related exams not limiting to only Core Subjects.

 SAYIBU MAHAMOUD SULE

REGIONAL EXAMINATION COORDINATOR

 

TAMALE METROPOLITAN EDUCATION DIRECTOARATE

REPORT ON 2023 WASCE MONITORING

 INTRODUCTION

The 2023 West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in Tamale Metropolitan Education Directorate took place in all seven (7) Senior High schools in the Metropolis with three thousand five hundred and fifty-three (3,553) candidates participating out of three thousand five hundred and seventy-three (3573) candidates who got registered to write the examination.

Ten (10) boys and Ten girls were absent for the entire examination whilst four (4) pregnant girls and four (4) nursing girls took part in the examination. One girl at Tamale girls SHS could not write core mathematics paper due to ill health.

Two teams of two memberships each including the examination officers was tasked to monitor the Examination with particular emphasis on the core subjects; English Mathematics, Integrated science and social Studies.

The conduct of the examination was generally smooth.  The critical statistics are hereby clearly summarized in the table below.