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GES Basic Schools / SHS Reopening Date And Academic Calendar 2019/2020

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has officially released reopening date for basic schools 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.

 

All basic schools thus kindergarten, primary and junior high schools in Ghana are by the Ghana Education Service (GES) directive ordered to reopen on Wednesday 8th January, 2020 for the second semester of the 2019 / 2020 academic year. It was disclosed during the GES Director general’s press conference on Thursday 5th September 2019.

 

 

The Ghana Education Service announced in its most recent post the SHS reopening date for  SHS 1 ( Form 1 ) , SHS 2 ( Form 2 ) and SHS 3 ( Form 3 ) SHS Students. All SHS 3 ( Form 3 ) students are to reopen on 5th January 2020, SHS 1 Green track, SHS 2 Green track, SHS 1 Gold gold track are also to reopen on January 5, 2020 while SHS 2 gold track are to reopen on March 1, 2020.

 

What this implies is that reopening date for all Senior High School ( SHS ) second semester for the 2019 / 2020 academic year are as follows; reopening date for SHS 2 ( form 2 ) Gold Track students starts from 1st March 2020,  while SHS 3 students , SHS 1 students (Green track), SHS 2 students (Green track) and SHS 1 students (Gold track) are reopening on January 5, 2020.

 

Here is an excerpt of the statement:

 

“  Basic Schools will reopen for the 2019/2020 academic year on Wednesday 8th January, 2020
‘MY FIRST DAY’ will be celebrated in all the schools. This ceremony is used to welcome children entering into the school system for the first time. All GES officials will visit the various schools across the country and interact with the children and parents.

On the same day of reopening of Basic schools, GES will begin a Mass Media Campaign on Right Age Enrollment. There will also be District activations in 30 districts. The selected Districts have high incidence of over/under age pupils in schools”

 

 

 

 

GES Academic Calendar for Basic Schools 2019/2020

 

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 2019/2020

 

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 ).

 

The Senior High School ( SHS ) reopening date for the second semester of the 2019 / 2020 academic year are as follows; First semester for SHS 2 Second Semester for SHS 2 ( form 2 ) Gold Track students starts from May 11th 2020, to August 28th 2020 while SHS 3 students , SHS 1 students (Green track), SHS 2 students (Green track) and SHS 1 students (Gold track) are reopening on January 5, 2020.

 

The Ghana Education Service (GES) released the calendar / timetable for both the single track and double track senior high schools’ first semester 2019/2020 academic year during the GES Director general’s press conference on Thursday 5th September 2019.

 

 

According to the double track and single track academic calendar 2019 / 2020

 

  • The SHS 3 students (final years) who have already resumed are to vacate on 20th December 2019.

 

  • SHS 1 students (Form 1) in Single Track Schools are to reopen school on 15th September, 2019 and vacate on 20th December 2019.

 

  • SHS 1 students (Form 1) in the Green Track Schools are also to reopen school on 15th September, 2019  and vacate on 7th November 2019.

 

  • SHS 1 students (Form 1) in the Gold Track will reopen 12th November, 2019  and vacate on 28th February 2020.

 

  • SHS 3 students ( Form 3) are to reopen on 5th January 2020.

 

  • SHS 1  students ( Form 1 Green track), SHS 2 students ( Form 2 Green track), SHS 1 students (Form 1 Gold Track) will reopen on January 5, 2020.

 

  • While SHS 2 students (Form 2 Green track), will reopen on March 1, 2020.

 

 

Have a look at the timetable:

 

 

GES second semester reopening date

 

 

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 11th 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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