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Education Ministry clarifies: No new uniforms or mass school repainting planned

The Ministry of Education has issued a statement clarifying comments made by Minister Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum regarding changes to public basic schools.

Earlier reports suggested a nationwide rollout of new uniforms and repainting of all schools. The Ministry emphasizes these plans are not in place.

The Ministry spokesperson, Kwasi Kwarteng in a statement said Dr. Adutwum’s comments referred specifically to newly constructed 21st Century Model Junior High Schools. These schools will have the option to choose “brighter and friendly colors” for painting and potentially new uniforms.

“The aim is to lighten and enhance the appearance and physical outlook of the new schools. It is never a case of repainting existing schools or altering them in anyway,” the statement clarifies.

Conflicting messages cause confusion
The Ministry’s clarification follows confusion sparked by Dr. Adutwum’s announcement at a recent forum.

There, he spoke of a nationwide shift to “blue and white” uniforms and painting all schools.

However, the Ministry now clarifies that these changes are limited to new schools and represent options, not mandates.

Mixed reactions to proposed changes
The potential uniform change, which would be the second under the current administration, has received mixed reactions.

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