After an engagement with relevant stakeholders in the education sector, preparations are underway for this year’s Senior High School academic calendar to be released, a source familiar with the development has said.
A spokeswoman for the Ghana Education Service (GES), Casandra Twum Ampofo in an interview with JoyNews said his outfit and the Ministry of Education at the appropriate time will make available the academic calendar to students.
The update comes after the Ghana Education Service (GES) three days after school reopened for the 2023 year invited relevant stakeholders in the education sector for further discussions on the 2023 academic year calendar.
The academic year calendar consultative meeting with education stakeholders on the academic calendar will take place at the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Dr Eric Nkansah’s conference room on January 12, 2023.
Meanwhile, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) for the Ministry of Education (MoE), Kwasi Kwarteng has said the provisional timetable for this academic year at the finalisation stage is yet to be approved by the Carbinet
“It is already out but it is possible there would be some changes because the Cabinet has to approve it. Hopefully, it will be approved in the coming days, but a lot may not change,” the MoE spokesperson told Daily Graphic.
A ministerial committee set up by the Minister for Education and Member of Parliament for Bosomtwe constituency, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum he said worked on the 2023/2024 school calendar for public pre-tertiary schools.
In an interview with UTV monitored by AcademicWeek, the Ministry in charge of Education Public Relations Officer (PRO) said the calendar committee at the appropriate time will make available the new calendar for students.
“The school calendar committee chaired by John Ntim Fordjour has been able to draft the academic year calendar to 2023/2024 but they are still consulting stakeholders on it,” the Ministry’s spokesperson told United Television.
The school calendar committee he said is chaired by the Deputy Education Minister, Ntim Fordjour with representatives from various sectors of the Ministry including GES, Free SHS Secretariat, NaCCA, TVET Service and heads of schools.