The Ghana Education Service (GES) has announced the rescheduling of the reopening date for senior high and technical school form one students to September 25, 2023.
In a statement dated September 1 and signed by the Director of the Schools and Instructions Division, Prince Agyemang-Duah, the rescheduling of the reopening date follows proposals made after the release of a new academic calendar for basic schools and Senior High Schools (SHS) by GES.
The statement read, “Management of the Ghana Education Service wishes to inform all Heads of Senior High and Senior High Technical Schools that the reopening date for Form One students has been rescheduled to September 25, 2023.”
It said, “By this letter, Regional Directors of Education are requested to communicate this information to all Heads of Senior High and Senior High Technical Schools to inform parents, guardians, and students to take note of the new date and prepare accordingly.”
It will be recalled that the Ghana Education Service released the previous academic calendar, indicating that first-year SHS students in double-track schools will report to school on Monday, February 20, 2023, and vacate on Thursday, April 13, 2023.
Then, from Friday, April 14, to Thursday, June 8, first-year students in double-track schools will be on break and resume on Friday, June 9, to Thursday, August 10.
Furthermore, from Thursday, August 11, to Sunday, September 17, 2023, the students would go on break again and resume on Monday, September 18.
Meanwhile, the Ghana Education Service (GES) has released the date for the start of the 2023 school selection and placement sensitization exercise. In a statement, the GES disclosed that the exercise will occur from Monday, September 11, 2023, to Friday, September 22, 2023.
The aim of the exercise, according to the GES, is to educate participants on the use of the computerized system for the 2023 school selection process. The CSSPS has been implemented to ensure that all qualified students are placed in suitable senior high schools (SHS) based on their academic performance and choice of schools. According to the GES, the CSSPS is an efficient and effective way of ensuring students are placed in schools that match their academic performance and interests.