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Just In: GES Revises Reporting Date For SHS 1 Students?

Free SHS is expensive - Parents bemoan as over 137,000 students fail to report to school due to lack of funds Has GES Postponed The Reopening Date Of SHS 1 And SHS 3 To 12th January? Here's The Truth

Has GES revised the reporting date of SHS 1 students? This is the question mostly asked by students and parents.

The Ministry of Education has indicated that the reopening date for fresh Senior High School students remains December 4, 2023.

The date, which is for both single and double-track students, was contained in the 2023/2024 academic calendar released by the Ghana Education Service.

There have been concerns about the short period students have to prepare in reporting to school.

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“Resumption date for students within the SHS space remains Monday, December 4, 2023. The expectation is that students report on the first day. But let me also hasten to add that, the first-year students who are unable to report on the first day will not automatically lose their slots. Students can report the following day or even the following week, as we have always witnessed. If you look at the academic calendar, it had already been within the public space for some time now and the expectation was that parents, guardians, and even students prepared ahead of time,” the ministry said.

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Meanwhile, the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, on Friday, urged the Ministry of Education to reconsider the date and change it to the first week of January 2024.

As at now 2023 SHS Freshers will be reporting to school next week (Monday, 4th December, 2023). The 2023 school placement results are expected to be released this week.

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.

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..

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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