A The Ghana Education Service (GES) on Thursday said it will in September this year introduce new uniforms for Junior High School (JHS) pupils.
Professor Kwasi Opoku Amankwa, GES Director General said the uniform to be used in addition to the existing School ones, from next academic year to prepare the pupils to appreciate the fact that they are in transition from primary to secondary school.
Prof Amankwa who was addressing the press in Accra said the change of the uniform had become necessary as the current one had made it impossible for JHS pupils to distinguish themselves from their junior colleagues in the primary level.
The uniform comes in a form of a brown and white striped shirt with the Ghana flag, a graduation cup, a certificate and books printed in it to be worn over a ‘Kaki Skirts’ for girls and over a ‘Kaki Shorts’ for boys.
The Director General explained that the flag printed in the shirt symbolises patriotism, the graduation cup and certificate stood for intelligence and superiority while the book depicts knowledge for empowerment.