Why GES Has Extended Reopening Date For SHS 1 Students

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has rescheduled the reopening date for Senior High School (SHS) Form One students to September 25, 2023.

Instead of reporting to school on September 18, 2023, as earlier announced, a letter signed by the Ag. Director, Schools and Instructions Division of the GES, Prince C. Agyemang-Duah, to all regional directors directed heads of schools to take note of the new reopening date.

“By this letter, regional directors of education are requested to communicate this information to all heads of senior high and senior high technical schools to inform parents/guardians and students to take note of the new date and prepare accordingly,” it said.

Throwing more light on the change of date, Mr Agyemang-Duah explained that because of the double track system, if the original date was made to stand, the schools might not be able to contain the number of students at a time.

He added that even though the last paper of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) would be written on September 26, “most of the final year students would have finished writing and left.”

Mr Agyemang-Duah explained that the number of final year students who would remain in school by September 25 would have reduced and therefore would have no effect on accommodation.

“So, after consultation with the Director-General of the GES, we agreed to shift the reopening date to September 25 to make room for the final year students to complete their examination,” he explained.


Source: Graphic Online

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