The Ghana Education Service (GES) has changed the reopening date for final year students in senior high schools from Tuesday, April 6, 2021 to Wednesday, May 5, 2021.
The Service, in a notice sighted by UniversNews on its Facebook page, said the directive applies to both single track and double track Form 3 students.
The notice was issued on Tuesday morning when most students had started reporting to their various schools per GES’ earlier directive that they should report on April 6, 2021.
GES explained that it arrived at the decision after considering a proposal from the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS).
“Management has considered a proposal from CHASS and has therefore revised the academic calendar as follows;
“Reopening for Form 3 students have been rescheduled for 5th May 2021; This applies to all Form 3 students (single track and double track schools),” GES said in a circular on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the Service has indicated that further announcements would be made, however, “all other arrangements on the calender remain unchanged.”
Uninterrupted instructional period
Management of the Ghana Education Service has hinted that the new development is to afford final year students “an uninterrupted instructional period till the write their final examination.”
“The current arrangement therefore means that when the final year students report on 5th May 2021, they will be in school until they write their WASSCE,” a release dated April 6, 2021 said.
According to the press release signed and issued by Cassandra Twum Ampofo, Head of Public Relations Unit of GES, form 3 students will then have their full 1,080 hours needed prior to their exit examinations.
“Ordinarily, the form 3 students were to have reported to school today, April 6, 2021 and be in school until 28th May 2021. They were then to have gone on vacation from 28th May to 29th June, 2021,” the release scored.
Story by: Christian Yalley | universnewsroom.con