Minister of Education, Honourable Mathew Opoku Prempeh has hinted that government is considering an upgrade of both the Junior high school(J.H.S) Waec certificate and senior high school(S.H.S) Wassce certificate to diploma.
He further stressed on the point that, graduates of JHS and SHS upon completion are not able to gain employment with their certificate and therefore stressed themselves to gain tertiary education certificate.
He said the upgrade will favour SHS and JHS graduates to compete favorably with their counterparts from other parts of the world.
Speaking at the 2019 Danquah Institute Leadership lecture under the theme: “World Class Education and Imperative for the Next Generation of Leaders,” Matthew Opoku Prempeh said a new curriculum for Junior High Schools in the country will see JHS graduates completing with National Higher Diplomas while qualified SHS graduates will be awarded with National Diplomas.
He noted that such an upgrade for their qualification will make the graduates more relevant and not having to necessarily obtain University education to be qualified for employment in the country.