The Ghana Education Service(GES) has publicly postponed the reopening dated for first-year Senior High School students to Thursday, March 18 through to Sunday, March 21. This means that SHS 1 students are to report at their respective campuses latest by Sunday 21st March, 2021.
In a press release signed by, Head of Public Relations, Mad. Cassandra Twum Ampofo dated 7th March, 2021. The Service said the action is to give students who have had issues with self-placement, some time to complete the process. It also stated that the management of the Ghana Education Service want parents and students to have ample time to fully prepare, and also management of the various SHS to also prepare to receive these Freshers.
Also, others who have not completed their school’s admission process are encouraged to use this opportunity to complete the necessary processes.
“Management of the Ghana Education Service (GES), wishes to inform, staff, parents, students and the general public that SHS 1 re-opening of schools have been rescheduled from 10th March to Thursday 18th March through to Sunday 21st March 2021.”
“This is to enable the students and parents to have ample time to prepare for school and school Management also prepare to receive them.”
“Management has also noted that some students have not yet enrolled and the extension will give these students the opportunity to do so as well”.
Meanwhile, the press release also indicated that academic work will begin on Monday, 22nd March, in all schools.
Earlier on, some photos came out which saw a lot of parents and students at the Ghana National Association of Teachers(GNAT) Hall, waiting to be attended to amid the SHS 1 Placement. The Service is ensuring that before the date for reopening is due, all students will have been Placed successful.
GES has also urged parents to ensure that their children leave home with sufficient PPEs, nose masks to protect themselves amid Covid-19, while management of schools has also been tasked to ensure strict adherence to Covid-19 protocols as they resume on 18th March.
The release also indicated a 4-days break for all Seniors High School which starts today 8th March through 11th March, 2021.
It stated that, the Mid Semester break is not compulsory and for that matter all students who wish to stay back on campus are to be fed and taken care of. Students who comes from far may not travel back home to spend the 4-days Mid Semester break and for that matter would decide to stay back.
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