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Free SHS : Reopening date for Gold track changed to Nov 15

By Wendy Amarteifio
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Free SHS : Reopening date for Gold track changed to Nov 15
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The Ghana Education Service has changed the reopening date for form one and two Senior High School (SHS) students on the Gold Track.

According to the GES, the students will now report for the first semester of the 2019/2020 academic year on Friday, November 15, 2019.

The students were originally billed to report tomorrow, November 12, 2019, but a letter from the Ghana Education Service (GES), addressed to all regional directors of education last Friday, said the mid-semester break had been extended and that students would now report on November 15 for academic work to begin on Monday, November 18.

In a letter signed by the Director-General of the GES, Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa he stated that :

“Students are expected to return over the weekend to ensure that full academic work resumes on Monday, November 18, 2019''.

“This directive equally applies to all SHS One and Two students on the Gold Track who were expected to report to school on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.''

In view of the directive, Prof. Opoku-Amankwa directed regional directors of education to ensure that all heads of SHSs across the country made the necessary arrangements to put their school facilities in a state of preparedness to begin academic work on November 18, 2019.

Prof. Opoku-Amankwa in an interview with the Daily Graphic said that the request for an extension was from the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) to the GES, “and management of GES saw merit in it and granted it.”

He explained that the decision was to enable the schools to do the necessary clean-ups and undertake the maintenance of broken-down furniture such as beds, tables, and related activities that would smoothen academic work.

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Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa indicated that SHS three students were exempted and were expected to go back to school as originally scheduled.

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