- The Ghana Education Service (GES) has reiterated that the reporting date for first-year senior high students (SHS)
- The first-year senior high students are supposed to report to school on Monday, December 4, 2023
- A Ranking Member of Parliament’s Education Committee, Peter Nortsu-Kotoe, told YEN.com.gh that the Education Minister has been summoned before Parliament
The Ghana Education Service (GES) has reiterated the reporting date for first-year senior high students as Monday, December 4, 2023.
The GES expects schools to begin registration and orientation from the stated date.
The service sent the reminder in a statement signed by its Head of Public Relations at the GES, Cassandra Twum Ampofo.
There will also be a Christmas break on December 21, and students will resume in January.
The student will finally vacate on March 5, 2024.
The GES also urged students to yet to do their Self-placement to do so as quickly as possible.
Though there were concerns that first-years have not had enough time to prepare, the ministry said the academic calendar was released early enough for parents to prepare.
The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, was one of the voices urging the Ministry of Education to reconsider the date.
A Ranking Member of Parliament’s Education Committee, Peter Nortsu-Kotoe, told YEN.com.gh that the Education Minister has been summoned before Parliament on December 4.
"We are expecting him tomorrow to come and explain himself," Nortsu-Kotoe said.
He also expects many students to report after the reopening date.
"I know many people will not go because they are still making placeent so forcing them to go to school tomorrow, I don’t see how effective it is going to be," the legislator added.
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