The Management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) says it has approved for the heads of Senior High Schools in the country to take a mid-semester break from Monday, March 8 to Thursday, March 11, this year.
The partial mid-semester break comes after Ghana’s Education Service (GES) in a statement copied to Educationweb.com.gh said it has postponed the school reopening date for the first-year Senior High School students.
According to GES, the 4th batch of the Free Senior High School (Free SHS) beneficiaries will report to school on Thursday, March 18, 2021, and not 10th March 2021 as indicated on the school placement enrollment form.
This it stated will enable the SHS 1 students to have ample time to prepare for teaching and learning and also for Management of various Senior High Schools (SHSs) to prepare to welcome the first-year students.
Academic activities for this academic year, it said will commence fully on Monday, March 22, 2021, for the Form 1 Senior High School (SHS) students.
The spokeswoman for the Education Service, Cassandra Ampofo in the statement noted the mid-semester break is not compulsory and so students who wish to stay on campus can do so but must adhere to school rules.