Students revising in a classroom at St Paul’s Anglican Basic School in Accra, Ghana on 23 September 2016.
Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, says all public basic schools in the country will re-open on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.
He said the schools were supposed to have been reopened on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, but had to be rescheduled to January 18, 2022.
He said the additional week is to compensate teachers and pupils for delaying their vacation over a week last year due to the National Standardised Test (NST), which was written on December 17, 2021.
Meanwhile, second and third-year Senior High School students are to resume on February 7, 2022, while a tentative date of April 4, 2022 has been set for SHS one students.
He added that the Ministerial Committee on Schools Calendar formed by the Ministry of Education had submitted its white paper to the Minister of Education.
The school calendar committee is chaired by Mr John Ntim Fordjour, a Deputy Minister of Education, and has representatives from National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA), GES, and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Service.
The school calendar will contain dates for all public school activities, including reopening, vacations and examinations from 2022 to 2024.
It is expected to be a comprehensive calendar that will address challenges regarding dates and timelines of school activities and bring respite to parents and students.
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