Ghana’s Education Service following the release of the 2020 SHS has said consultations are ongoing with stakeholders to decide on a new reopening date the 4th batch of the Free SHS beneficiaries will return to school.
The review of the 10th March school reopening date earlier communicated by President Akufo-Addo according to the Director-General of GES has become necessary amid the delay in the release of the 2020 SHS placement.
Speaking on UTV’s Mpu ne Mpu show, Prof Kwasi-Opoku Amankwa said his outfit is in talks with the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools, (CHASS) and other stakeholders on a new school reopening date.
According to him, the first-year (Form 1) students might not report to their enrolled school on March 10, as indicated on the school placement form.
The GES official in the interview monitored by Educationweb.com.gh said the outcome of the ongoing meeting will be announced to candidates, parents, stakeholders and members of the general public in due course.
“A new school reopening date after the consultation will be communicated to members of the general public and the prospective candidates,” he told the host of the Accra-based UTV Mpu ne Mpu show, Mrs Yaa Konama.
The Education Service on Monday, March 1, 2021, at 12:27 am released the school placement of candidates who sat for BECE in 2020. 482,000 out of the 533,693 candidates who registered for the examination got placement.