The 2022 academic year third term vacation date for public basic schools has been shifted from Thursday, December 15 to Friday, December 16, 2022, the management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) announced late Wednesday.
In a statement copied to AcademicWeek.com, the Education Service said the extension of the 3rd term vacation date is to enable primary four students to write the National Standardised Test (NST) on Friday, December 16, 2022.
“This is to enable primary four pupils to write the National Standardised Test (NST) on Friday, December 16, 2022. The reopening date for the first term of the next academic year is January 10, 2023,” the management said in the release.
The GES added that “Regional Directors are kindly requested to communicate this information to the Metro/Municipal/District Directors of Education to inform all Heads of Basic Schools to take note and act accordingly.”
In a related development, the 2022 edition of the National Standardised Test (NST) for primary four public and private school students earlier slated for Thursday, December 15, 2022, has been postponed to Friday, December 16, 2022.
“The basic four Test scheduled for Thursday, 15th December 2022, is postponed to Friday 16th December 2022,” the Ghana Nationa Council of Private Schools (GNACOPS) stated in a press release shared with AcademicWeek.com.
“All schools registered for this national exercise (those on time and late) will be administered, therefore all registration challenges are being addressed before the administration of the on Friday
All schools already on vacation must arrange with parents for the affected pupils to report to school on Friday to sit for the Test,” the Private Schools Council said in a statement dated Wednesday, December 14, 2022.
For the ongoing National Standardised Test for primary two students, the GNACOPS said “all schools must cooperate with the test administrators for successful implementation. Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.”