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JUST IN: GES Releases Press Statement On SHS 1 Reporting Date

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The Ghana Education Service (GES) has released a press statement on the reporting date of SHS 1 students. According to GES, the reopening date remains 4th December, 2023.

Read the full statement below.

The Ghana Education Service announces to parents, students and the general public that the reporting date for first year students is 4th December, 2023 as indicated on the Placement form.


It is the expectation of Management that schools begin registration and orientation of students from the 4th of December 2023. Per the academic calendar, there would be Christmas break on the 21st of December 2023 and resume on the 3rd of January to continue academic work till March 5, 2024

Management urges all students yet to do their Self Placement to do so as quickly as practicable.

We appreciate all stakeholders for collaborating and supporting the CSSPS process to this point. We continue to ask for your patience to ensure the academic calendar for SHS is implemented without hitches in order to get back to the pre-covid academic calendar

Already, the 2023/2024 academic calendar has been released. On the academic calendar, SHS 1 students in both single and transitional (double track) will report to school on 4th December, 2023 for the 2023/2024 academic year. Let’s take a look at the full academic calendar for SHS 1.

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First Semester

Students will be in school from 4th December, 2023 to 15th March, 2024. Vacation starts from 16th March, 2024 to 2nd May, 2024.

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NB: There is going to be a Christmas break from 21st December, 2023 to 2nd January, 2024.

Second Semester

Students will resume on 3rd May, 2024 to and vacate on 28th August, 2024.


First Semester

SHS 1 students will begin the Academic year on 4th December, 2023 and end it on 5th March, 2024. Students will then go on break from 6th March, 2024 to 12th May, 2024.

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Second Semester

In school: 13th May, 2024 to 9th July, 2024
Break: 10th July, 2024 to 2nd September, 2024.
In School: 3rd September, 2024 to 15th November, 2024

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