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GES Basic Schools / SHS Reopening Date And Academic Calendar 2020/2021

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has officially released reopening date for Basic Schools / JHS for the 2019/2020 and 2020 / 2021 academic year. The Ghana Education Service (GES)  has also officially released Senior High Schools ( SHS ) Academic Calendar for the 2019 / 2020 academic year and reopening date for both single track and double track senior high schools.

 

The Ghana Education Service announced in its most recent post the SHS reopening date for all sll Senior High Schools ( SHS ) as follows:

  1. Final Year University Students are to  reopen / resume on Monday, June 15, 2020
  2. Final Year Senior High School students (SHS 3) are to  reopen / resume on Monday, June 22nd, 2020.
  3. Senior High School students (SHS 2) gold track are to  reopen Monday, June 22nd, 2020.
  4. Final Year Junior High School (JHS 3) students are to  reopen / resume on Monday, 29th June 2020.

 

What this implies is that reopening date and schedule for all Senior High School ( SHS ) next semester for the 2020 academic year are as follows;

  1. Final Year University Students are to  reopen / resume on Monday, June 15, 2020
  2. Final Year Senior High School students (SHS 3) are to  reopen / resume on Monday, June 22nd, 2020.
  3. Senior High School students (SHS 2) gold track are to  reopen Monday, June 22nd, 2020.
  4. Final Year Junior High School (JHS 3) students are to  reopen / resume on Monday, 29th June 2020.

 

The New GES Basic Schools, JHS And SHS Reopening Date And Academic Calendar 2020/2021

 

Below Is The Current GES Basic Schools / SHS Reopening Date And Academic Calendar 2020/2021

 

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The Ghana Education Service announced in its most recent post the SHS reopening date for all sll Senior High Schools ( SHS ) as follows:

  1. All students are to resume on March 4th, 2020 except SHS 1 (Form 1) Gold students who will begin their second semester on May 12th, 2020.
  2. SHS 3 (Form 3) students will report on March 4th, 2020.
  3. SHS 1 and SHS2 (Form 1 & 2 ) Green Track will also report on March 4th, 2020.
  4. SHS 1 and SHS2 (Form 1&2) Gold Track, will, however, report on 12th May, 2020.
  5. SHS 2 (Form2) Gold Track will resume on March 4th and will be in school until May 8th, 2020 to complete their first semester. There will be a short break and then resume on May 12th, 2020 to resume their second semester which will run straight uninterrupted.

 

What this implies is that reopening date and schedule for all Senior High School ( SHS ) second semester for the 2019 / 2020 academic year are as follows;

All students are to resume on March 4th, 2020 except SHS 1 (Form 1) Gold students who will begin their second semester on May 12th, 2020. SHS 3 (Form 3) students will report on March 4th, 2020, SHS 1 and SHS 2 (Form 1 & 2) Green will also report on March 4th, 2020, SHS 1 and SHS 2 (Form 1&2 Gold), will, however, report on 12th May, 2020, SHS 2 (Form 2) Gold will resume on March 4th and will be in school until May 8th, 2020 to complete their first semester then go for a short break and then resume on May 12th, 2020 to resume their second semester which will run straight uninterrupted.

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Here is an excerpt of the statement:

Management of the Ghana Education Service wishes to inform staff, students, parents and the general public that all Senior High Schools will go on a semester break from Friday, February 28th until Wednesday, March 4th, 2020.
This will mark the end of the semester for all students except for form 2 Gold.Form2 Gold will resume on March 4th and will be in school until May 8th, 2020 to complete their first semester. There will be a short break and then resume on May 12th, 2020 to resume their second semester which will run straight uninterrupted.
All students are to resume on March 4th, 2020 except Form 1 Gold students who will begin their second semester on May 12th, 2020.
Dates for the second semester are as follows;
a. Form 3
4th March until they complete their WASSCE in June 2020.
b. Form 1&2 Green
4th March to 8th May 2020
2nd July to 28th August 2020
c. Form 1&2 Gold
12th May to 28th August 2020
Single Track Students who have been in school will also resume on March 4th 2020. However, single track students will enjoy a 2-week break during Easter to allow teachers to rest and enjoy the same number of holidays as all SHS teachers.

Management wishes all staff and students a restful and safe break.

 

 

 

GES Academic Calendar for Basic Schools 2020/2021

 

They are also directed to strictly adhere to the academic calendar for the 2019 / 2020 and 2020 / 2021 academic year. Reopening date for basic schools is Wednesday 8th January, 2020 for the second semester of the 2019 / 2020 academic year

As disclosed in the GES Director general’s press conference on Thursday 5th September 2019.  By the directive, all schools are required to adhere to the specified dates and strictly adhere to the academic calendar for the 2019 / 2020 academic year and the scheduled timetable.

 

 

2. Ges Basic schools calender

 

 

 

 

 

 

GES Senior High Schools (SHS ) Academic Calendar 2020/2021

 

The GES Senior High Schools SHS Academic Calendar for 2019/2020 and 2020 / 2021 has been officially released by the Ghana Education Service (GES) for single track and double track senior high schools. It announces the reopening date for SHS 1 students ( form 1 ), reopening date for SHS 2 students ( form 2 ) and reopening date for SHS 3 students ( form 3 ).

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Reopening Date And Schedule For The Second Semester Are As Follows

 

  1. Reopening Date For Form 3

    4th March until they complete their WASSCE in June 2020.

  2. Reopening Date For Form 1&2 Green

    4th March to 8th May 2020, 2nd July to 28th August 2020

  3. Reopening Date For Form 1&2 Gold

    12th May to 28th August 2020

  4. Reopening Date For Single Track Students

    Single Track Students who have been in school will also resume on March 4th 2020. However, single track students will enjoy a 2-week break during Easter to allow teachers to rest and enjoy the same number of holidays as all SHS teachers.

 

 

 

Have a look at the timetable:

 

 

 

GES SHS Reopening Andf Academic Calender table

 

GES SHS Reopening Andf Academic Calender table 2

 

 

 

 

GES Explains The Academic Calendar For Double Track And Single Track Senior High School

 

The Ghana Education Service has explained the SHS reopening date Academic Calendar For Double Track And Single Track Senior High School in a Facebook post. The communique reads as below;

 

  1. The basic principle of the GES academic calendar is that every track of students will have 8 months of contact time in a 12 month calendar year.
  2. In the case of the 2019 / 2020 academic calendar, it started September 2019 to August 2020.
  3. For Students in both Double-track and single-track schools it is five months: starting January 5th to June 5th 2020. This includes statutory breaks for national holiday and a mid semester break.
  4. For Double-track schools, each track of students will have their 8 months of schooling by the end of august 2020.
  5. First semester for SHS 2 ( form 2 ) Gold track ends on May 8th while Second Semester for SHS 2 ( form 2 ) Gold Track students starts from May 12th 2020, to August 28th 2020
  6. Form2 Gold track Calendar allows for uninterrupted period of academic work for form 3 students on both single and Double track schools to prepare for their final examination till june 4th 2o2o (end of WASSCE)
  7. The 2019 / 2020 free SHS Academic Calendar is well thought out and with input from key stakeholders

 

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  1. I need to change my ward shs programme now what should I do.

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