The National Secretariat of the Ghana National Council of Private Schools (GNACOPS) after a crunch meeting with its members says the private schools calendar for the 2022 academic year remains unchanged until December this year.
In a statement shared with AcademicWeek, the management of the School Council said the 2023/2024 academic calendar for private schools will be released in December 2022 before prospective students go on vacation.
“The proposed 2023/2024 academic calendar would be aligned to global demands in Education with respect to the global Educational activities,” the National Secretariat of the GNACOPS stated in the press release dated August 5.
According to the GNACOPS Secretariat, all changes that will be made to this academic calendar year will be released on time to help schools to plan their academic activities and inform their stakeholders and adjust the changes.
“Schools that have already reverted to the old academic calendar are free to do so as the Council will tap into their experience when designing the 2023/2024 academic calendar,” the Ghana Private Schools Secretariat noted.
Per the 2021/2022 private school academic calendar copied to AcademicWeek, prospective students after vacation for the second term on August 19, 2022, will reopen on September 7, 2022, to start the third term for this year.
Private Schools in the first term and the second term spent 15 weeks in school respectively. For the third term, students will spend 16 weeks in school. GNACOPS has urged members of the Council to comply with the calendar.
Meanwhile, the Executive Director of GNACOPS, Enoch Kwasi Gyetuah after the Ministry of Education reverted the 2022 academic calendar from trimester to semester has said private schools are comfortable with the trimester calendar.
Describing the private schools’ trimester-based calendar as fit for academic purposes, Kwasi Gyetuah said stakeholders in private education including proprietors, managers and educationists were conferred on the school calendar.
“Private schools have come out with an academic calendar that is fit for purpose and a bespoke one drawn out from proper consultation with all stakeholders in the private education sector involved,” he told Metro TV on Wednesday.
The Private Schools Council Executive Director in the interview monitored by AcademicWeek further said the 2022 academic calendar for private schools was based on the new curriculum introduced by the central government.