The long- anticipated reopening date for Basic Schools in Ghana has been finally revealed by the Director General of Education.
The Director General of Education, Prof Opoku-Amankwa in an interview on one of the popular morning shows “Adekye Nsroma” on United Television (UTV) has uncovered that the official date for the reopening of all Basic Schools ( from Creche to JHS) in the country is on 18th January, 2022.
According to the Director General, Schools were supposed to be opened on 11th January, 2022 but due to the newly introduced exams last year thus the National Standardized Test for the class 4 pupils, schools were directed to stay for an extra one week. “We therefore decided to add an extra one week on their holiday break for both the teachers and the pupils as compensation.
The Director General added that the reason for the delay in communicating this to the general public is that, the management is also planning the academic calendar of those in the Senior High Schools ( both the reopening date of the freshers and that of the continuing students).
“To ensure that we get it right this time around, and avoid some of the inconveniences that occurred during the 2021 academic year in relation to the calendar structure, a Ministerial Committee on Schools Calendar was formed by the Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum to ensure proper planning to come out with a reliable structure,” he added.
“A call from the Committee this morning indicates that everything is done. The white paper has been given to the Minister for a final check before it can be issued to the general public”, he told Yaa Konama- the host.
For the purpose of this writeup, persons are to skip the video to the 43rd minutes to listen to the Director General
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