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Regional News Thu, 3 Mar 2016

Remedial classes should not be entrenched - Gunu

Mr James Gunu, Akatsi-North District Chief Executive (DCE), has expressed worry that remedial classes could become a parallel system to the main line school system.

He said while there always will be the need for some form of remedial classes, it should not overrun the educational system.

Mr Gunu was addressing the Ave Senior High School (AVESCO) maiden Student Representative Council (SRC) durbar at Ave-Dakpa.

He said currently in the minds of many young people, remedial classes is a continuation of the Senior High School.

Mr Gunu said many teachers outside their mainline jobs have become staff of remedial class outfits, using clever marketing strategies to make money out of student failures.

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He said many students even before they sat for their exams begin searching for remedial class opportunities and this “is psychologically killing the zeal for hard work among students”.

“Though the intention for the classes may be good, the manner they are mushrooming should be a matter of concern”, he said.

The DCE suggested for a start, some form of accreditation and regulation of the fees charged be made, expressing fears that the “Remedial Revolution” may soon descend from WASSCE level to the BECE level.

He asked the AVESCO students to scale up academic work to justify the investment made in them.

Mr Prosper Addo, the Headmaster of Ave Senior High School, said the school will attain full boarding status this year and will also commence science programmes.

Source: GNA
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