The management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) after consultations with relevant stakeholders in the education sector has scheduled October 3, 2023, to commence the 2023/2024 academic year for basic schools nationwide.
In a social media post sighted by AcademicWeek, it said the third term for basic schools will end on Thursday, September 14, 2023. The first term of the 2023/2024 academic year reopening date for basic schools is October 3.
The Deputy Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES) in Charge of Quality and Assessment, Dr Kwabena Tandoh in a statement said the new academic year start date is to bring the academic calendar back to pre-COVID-19.
“Management of the Ghana Education Service wishes to inform you that the reopening date for Basic Schools (KG, Primary & Junior High Schools) across the country for the first term of the 2023/2024 academic year is October 3, 2023.
This brings the academic calendar back to pre-Covid-19 and we wish to also convey to all teaching and non-teaching staff for their immense support during our efforts to ensure teaching and learning during this difficult period of our country,” the statement said.
Regional Directors of Education have been asked by the Ghana Education Service (GES) to communicate the academic year for basic school dates to Metro/Municipal/District Directors of Education to inform all heads of basic schools
“Regional Directors of Education are requested to communicate this date to Metro/Municipal/District Directors of Education to inform all heads of basic Schools to bring to the attention of parents/guardians and students to take note and prepare accordingly for smooth and effective academic work,” the press release noted.
In other news, the Ghana Education Service as part of an effort to sensitize candidates who sat for this year’s BECE on how to make the right choice in their school selection has released a Senior High Schools selection guide brochure.
According to the brochure, GES says students who completed BECE at the Junior High School level and meet the relevant requirements will enter a public Senior High School or Technical/Vocational School through the school placement system.
The Senior High School placement system dubbed Computerised School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) per the school selection sensitization brochure sighted by AcademicWeek will be administered by the Ghana Education Service.
The 2023 Senior High School sensitization brochure consists of do’s and don’ts of the second cycle school selection process and also the most frequent questions about the Computerised School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS).