- The Ghana Education Service has rescheduled the reopening date for final year students in Senior High Schools
- The GES indicated that they should report to school on May 5 instead of today, April 6
- The directive applies to all Form 3 students in both single track and double track schools
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The Ghana Education Service has issued a circular indicating that final year students in the Senior High Schools are to report to school on May 5.
This circular comes when most students were to be reporting to their various schools today, Tuesday, April 6, 2021, as earlier announced by the GES.
In a post sighted by YEN.com.gh on the GES' official Facebook page, it noted that management has considered a proposal from the Conference of Heads of Assisted Senior Secondary Schools (CHASS) and has revised the academic calendar as follows.
The circular noted that the reopening for Form 3 students has been rescheduled to May 5, 2021, instead of today, April 6, 2021.
The directive is said to apply to all Form 3 students in both single track and double track schools.
It noted that further details will be announced. All other arrangements on the calendar remain unchanged.
This circular has not been met lightly by most people as they claimed the timing of releasing this official document is wrong.
Most people were of the view that considering the distance that most students had to travel before getting to their schools, some were already in school.
YEN.com.gh has however compiled some reaction to the release of this circular.
Below are some reactions.
Benjamin Dake had quite a lot to say.
This is absurd, it's unacceptable, it's evil, a demonstration of ineptitude. You affirmed the original dates just last week. When did you receive the proposal from CHASS?? Did you not anticipate this??
Yankey Thomas Bentum lamented that his junior sister left the house at dawn because her school is far.
My sister left the house this midnight because the place is far. Awww GES.
Bryt Qwesi Atie quizzed if the GES knew most of the students were already in school.
Are you aware that most of the form 3 students have reported to school already?
Phanuel Addo also said most students already left the house at dawn.
Most of the students have left home already this dawn or morning..You’re now circulating this. The poor child in the village with no smartphone would not hear this.
Amoah Sarpong Edward said the information should have gotten out early as a lot of people will be affected by this late directive.
It's not about extending the date, it's about the time this information was released
Ges management should know that any decision they make affect over a million people nationwide, students, teachers, caterers, parents and many more. Therefore information should be released in time for proper planning by all stakeholders
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Source: Yen Ghana