Prof Opoku Amankwah
All public basic schools in the country will re-open on Tuesday, January 18, 2021 says the Ghana Education Service (GES).
According to the GES, the schools were supposed to have been reopened on Tuesday, January 11, 2021, but had to be rescheduled to January 18, 2022.
Second and third-year students in second cycle schools will return to school on February 7, 2022.
According to Ghana Education Service release, the first years have a tentative date of April 4, 2022.
The delays in releasing the reopening date had caused concern among stakeholders because private schools had begun their academic work.
However, the latest review is said to be the introduction of a semester-based academic calendar for basic schools in the country.
The Director-General of the Ghana Education Service, Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa,
earlier explained that the additional week added was 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.
The new school calendar contains dates for all public schoold, activities, including reopening, vacations, and examinations of schools for the academic year.
This comprehensive calendar addresses challenges regarding dates and timelines of school activities and bring respite to parents and students.
Meanwhile, public Senior High Schools have reopened on January 5, 2022.
By Vincent Kubi