GES changes the school calendar to a three-term scheme

GES changes the school calendar to a three-term scheme | Ghana Education Service | GES | Dr. Adu Adutwum | New Semester |

Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, the Minister of Education, has ordered that the academic calendar of public schools be changed from semester to trimester.

The Ghana Education Service (GES) announced revised dates for the resumption of public schools from kindergarten to senior high schools on Thursday, January 13.

The dates suggested that all elementary schools would use a semester schedule, which surprised major teacher unions.


Therefore, on the eve of the reopening of schools across the country, the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), the Coalition of Concerned Teachers, Ghana (CCT-GH), and the Teachers and Educational Workers Union (TEWU) – forming the Unions in Education – kicked against the move citing no knowledge about the decision.

“Such a major policy change should have attracted a wide consultation and therefore find both the pronouncement and the document offensive and takes exception to them,” they had said.

On Friday, January 21, a statement issued by the Ministry of Education and signed by Press Secretary Felix Baidoo said: “After further consultation on the issue, the Honourable Minister for Education has directed that the calendar for kindergarten to Junior High School for the current academic year should revert to the Trimester system.”


As a result, the first term will be 12 weeks long, beginning on Tuesday, January 18, and ending on Thursday, April 14.

Before the second term, which runs from Tuesday, May 10 to Thursday, August 18, there will be around three weeks of vacation.

The final term will take place from September 13 to December 22.


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