The Ghana Education Service has announced a new set of dates for the reopening of public basic schools and second cycle institutions across the country for the 2022 academic year.
According to a press release issued by GES, dated January 12, 2022 students in SHS 3 and SHS 2 are expected to return to school on Monday, 7th February, 2022 while the academic year for SHS 1 students is expected to commence on Monday, 4th April, 2022 (tentative).
All students in basic schools will return to school on January 18.
The delays in releasing the reopening date had caused concern among stakeholders because private schools had begun their academic work.
Prominent on the calendar is the gradual phasing out of the double-track system.
However, the latest review will be the introduction of a semester-based academic calendar for public Kindergarten, Primary and Junior High Schools.
The Director-General of the Ghana Education Service, Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, said: “We are working to come up with a calendar that goes beyond 2022. We are finalizing that bit of it, but we can’t keep waiting until that is done.”