The Ghana Education Service (GES) has been urged to strengthen supervision in basic schools to ensure discipline and optimal use of the contact hours.
Mr. Kwasi Nimo, the head teacher of the Apostolic Junior High School (JHS), this was the way to go to raise academic performance.
He said everything should be done to motivate, encourage and keep the classroom teacher “on their toes”.
Addressing a press conference in Kumasi, he also appealed to the Education Ministry to consider lifting the ban on extra-classes in the basic schools.
This, he noted, would enable the teachers and students to effectively and fully cover the syllabus.
That was vital to assure the students of strong performance in the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
He said there was the need to make sure that there was adequate preparation of the candidates for the examination, pointing out that, the three-year duration of the JHS did not provide enough space for this.
Mr. Nimo, however, suggested that the extra-classes must be so structured that, students would not become overly exhausted.