Public basic school uniform change an initiative not a policy – MoE

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The Public Relations Officer for the Ministry of Education, Kwasi Kwarteng defending his outfit’s decision to rebrand the government basic school uniform says the move is an initiative to improve public education but not a policy.

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In an interview with Accra-based Joy FM monitored by Thisterm.com, he explained that the initiative not on their to-do list was introduced by the Ministry of Education to help various basic public schooling in the country.

“So I would not call it a policy but I will say there is an initiative or we are looking at as part of the total rebranding of the public basic schools will also introduce uniform but that is not something that has happened now but is a futuristic proposal if you ask me,” he said.

The spokesman added “We have not introduced school uniforms as I speak to you, but I’m saying that like there is a plan to restore public confidence and make sure that we place a higher value on the basic public school level

And of course as part of our aggressive intervention to revolutionise our basic schools in the areas of access quality and make sure that it has an impact on our social economic transformation largely we are considering that it is not a matter of policy where you need approval.”

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Kwasi Kwarteng’s comment comes after the Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum at a forum titled ‘The Free SHS story’ in Accra on April 23, announced that the brown and yellow school uniforms would be replaced.

“We are changing the uniforms of public basic schools in the country. The yellow and brown that you see now, you will see no more. Reformation is coming to a community near you, and you will see it

This is President Akufo-Addo and Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia’s Ghana, we have begun the transformation, there is no reason that we shouldn’t, Ghanaians deserve better and we are going to give them better…something that we are all going to be proud of,” the Minister added.

Dr Yaw Adutwum in his address at the Free SHS event explained that this initiative is a component of the central government’s broader efforts to demonstrate that its priorities extend beyond secondary education alone.

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