Parliament of Ghana after the management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) announced that first-year Senior High School students will report to school on December 4, 2023, has issued a statement on the school going day.
The statement reads “Parliament has asked the Minister of Education, to reconsider the directive by the Ghana Education Service to students, teaching and non-teaching staff to begin academic work on Monday 4th December, 2023.
This has become necessary after the attention of the House was drawn to the directive by the GES for the commencement of academic work for the first-year students on Monday, 4th December 2023.
Due to the short notice with its attendant inconvenience to students, parents, teaching and non-teaching staff, the House proposes for the consideration of the Hon. Minister of Education the first week of January 2024 as a more convenient and appropriate time for parents, students, and teachers to adequately prepare for academic work.
In view of the urgency of this matter and various concerns raised by Members of Parliament and other stakeholders, the Rt. Hon Speaker, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, has directed the Minister of Education to appear before the House and brief.”