The Ghana Education Service (GES) has announced that Free Senior High School (SHS) students will re-open on Sunday, January 5, 2020.
A statement issued by the GES and signed by its Head of Public Relations Unit Ms Cassandra Twum Ampofo explained that the move will enable the final year students have ample time to prepare for the 2020 West African Senior High School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
The GES stressed that Form 1 and 2 Green track, as well as Form 1 Gold track students will also re-open on the same day to complete their first semester.
According to the statement, students are expected to return over the weekend to ensure that full academic work resumes on Monday, 6 January 2020.
“However, Form 2 Gold track will resume on the 1st of March 2020. It is expected that the Form 2 Gold students will have a full session to continue and finish part of their 1st semester and also continue through to end the 2nd semester for the 2019/2020 academic year,” the statement explained.
“Management of GES wishes to assure the general public that the academic calendar has been well planned to ensure that each cohort of students receive the mandatory eight months of schooling and 1,134 contact hours by the end of the academic year,” it added.