March 9 not a holiday - GES tells schools

March 9 not a holiday - GES tells schools

- The Ghana Education Service (GES) says Monday, March 9 is not a Public Holiday for schools

- According to the GES, students and pupils who took part in the Independence parade are to take advantage of the weekend to rest and fully refresh themselves to resume academic work on Monday 9, 2020

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The Ghana Education Service (GES) has reminded schools that Monday, March 9, 2020, will not be a holiday for them.

This follows the celebration of Ghana’s 63rd Independence Day on Friday, March 6, 2020.

In the past, schools have been given a day off to rest as a result of them taking part in marching activities.

March 9 not a holiday - GES tells schools

Monday March 9 is not a holiday for schools – GES. Source: gbcghanaonline.com
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However, that will not be the case this time around after Ghana’s 63rd Celebration fell on a Friday.

In a statement, the GES said all pupils and teachers must take advantage of the weekend to have adequate rest.

The statement was signed by the Director-General of the GES, Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa.

The GES said full academic work will resume on Monday, March 9, 2020, while congratulation the schools for their efforts in the Independence Day celebration nationwide.

It is expected that teachers, pupils and students will take advantage of the weekend to rest and fully refresh themselves to resume academic work on Monday, 9th March 2020,” the statement reads.

“Teachers, pupils, students and the general public should therefore take note that Monday 9th March, 2020 is not a holiday for schools.”

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This year’s Independence parade was held at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi in the Ashanti region.

The theme for the ceremony was “Consolidating Our Gains.”

YEN .com.gh earlier reported that President Nana Akufo-Addo cut the sod for the construction of the much talked about National Cathedral in Accra on Thursday, March 5, 2020.

According to Nana Addo, the building of the cathedral will be important to the development of Ghana.

Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams, a member of the secretariat to supervise the construction of the building said the project will be beneficial to future generations.

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