The management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) after it asked prospective students in public Senior High Schools to report to campus on Monday, January 9, 2023, has postponed the reopening date amid Constitution Day.
In a statement shared with AcademicWeek, the Education Service said Senior High School reopening has been scheduled from Monday, January 9, 2023, to Tuesday, January 10, 2023, to observe the national statutory holiday.
“Management of Ghana Education Service wishes to inform students, staff and parents that due to the statutory holiday on January 9, 2023, the Senior High Schools are expected to reopen on Tuesday, January 10, 2023,” it stated.
GES, however, indicated that the Monday, January 10, 2023, reopening date for primary and Junior High School students (JHS) across the country remains the same or unchanged.
“Heads of basic schools are to note that the reopening date for primary and Junior High Schools remains January 10, 2023,” the statement dated January 7 and signed by the spokeswoman for GES, Cassandra Twum Ampofo stated.
In other news, the Ghana National Council of Private Schools (GNACOPS) has partnered with the Ghana Taekwondo Federation to introduce Taekwondo in all private schools to develop the mental alertness and self-defence skills of students.
“The Council has also collaborated with the Ghana Taekwondo Federation, to introduce Taekwondo in Private Schools, so that our learners can be trained to develop mental alertness and self-defence skills,” the Council said in a post.
The Private Schools Council in the social media post sighted by AcademicWeek.com said that Taekwondo education when introduced in private schools will benefit students, hence schools are encouraged to embrace this initiative.
Taekwondo, Tae Kwon Do or Taekwon-Do is a Korean form of martial arts involving punching and kicking techniques, with emphasis on head-height kicks, spinning jump kicks, and fast kicking techniques.
Commenting on the 2023 academic calendar for private schools, GNACOPS said efforts have been made to return to starting the academic year in September, as it was before the global Coronavirus lockdown and its effects.
“As a result, we will do 2 Semesters from January to September, for the 2023 academic year, and begin the 2024 academic year in October 2023, to complete the transition process,” the National Council of Private Schools said.