Constitution Day: GES Announces January 10 as New Reopening Date for Schools; Details Pop Up

Constitution Day: GES Announces January 10 as New Reopening Date for Schools; Details Pop Up

  • The GES has announced Tuesday, January 10, as the new reopening date for public Senior High Schools (SHS) across the country
  • The Service said the new date was to allow for the observation of the Statutory holiday on January 9
  • Ghana observes January 7 as a holiday to mark Constitution Day, and the holiday which fell on a weekend will be observed on Monday, January 9

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The Ghana Education Service (GES) has announced Tuesday, January 10, as the new reopening date for public Senior High Schools (SHS) across the country.

Per a statement issued on January 7 and signed by the Head of the Public Relations Unit of the GES, Cassandra Twum Ampofo, the new date was to allow the observation of the Statutory holiday on January 9.

The GES statement

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The management of GES informed students, staff, parents, and the general public that due to the Statutory holiday on Monday, January 9, 2023, Senior High Schools are expected to reopen on Tuesday, January 10, 2023.

GES says January 10 is new reopening date for schools across Ghana.
Photo of FSHS students. Credit: Citi News.
Source: UGC

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However, the statement reiterated that public Junior High Schools will still reopen on January 10, 2023.

“Heads of basic schools are to note that the reopening date for primary and junior high schools remains 10th January 2023,” part of the statement said, according to Myjoyonline.com.

Ghana observes January 7 as a holiday to mark Democracy Day, and the holiday which fell on a weekend will be observed on Monday, January 9.

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Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh reported in a previous story that the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) clarified the decision to re-introduce an admission quota system at colleges of education across the country.

GTEC executive director Professor Mohammed Salifu has explained that a lack of infrastructure at the colleges informed the re-introduction of the quota system and not a lack of money to pay teacher-trainee allowance.

He said the four-year system being run at the colleges of education has put pressure on available space to admit more teacher-trainees.

Teacher-Trainee Allowances Replaced With Students Loan

Separately, YEN.com.gh previously reported that the John Mahama-led government explained that it never scrapped teacher trainee allowances.

The government said the trainee allowances were replaced with student loans. Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang the education minister at the time said the students' loan has increased the number of trainees enrolled

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