Public Senior High Schools will reopen school on January 5, 2022, to start academic activities for the next academic year, the President of the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) confirmed on Wednesday.
The confirmation of January 5, 2022, as the school reopening date for Senior High Schools, comes after the Conference of Heads threatened to postpone the reopening date over allowances owed to them by the central government.
In a statement copied to EducationWeb.com.gh, CHASS said it will advise parents not to send their wards to school when the next academic year commence in 2022 if the government fails to settle the arrears by December 31, 2021.
The leadership in a resolution also requested for the National Food and Buffer Stock (NABCO) to make available all outstanding food supplies to various public Senior High Schools before the next academic year start.
The Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools demanded the release of fifty per cent of form 3 perishables, Teachers Intervention Money, Staff Motivation, Development Levy and fifty per cent examination levy.
“Chass will inform GES on January 4, 2022, and advise parents not to send their wards to schools on the reporting date of January 5, 2022, as Heads will not be able to administer the running of the schools amidst these challenges.
We pray and hope that the issues enumerated above would be addressed by the end of this year, to avert any unfortunate happenings,” the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools stated in a resolution.
But, a source familiar with the matter Wednesday told EducationWeb the Conference of Heads have had successful stakeholders meeting with the Ministry of Education (MoE) for their concerns to be addressed as soon as possible.
The President of the Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools, Mr Abubakar Yakubu in an interview with GBC News also said they are due to reopen on the stipulated date after the engagement with the Ministry of Education (MoE).
In a related development, the Ghana National Council of Private Schools (GNACOPS) has said private schools will reopen the school in the first term of the 2022 academic year on January 11, 2022, and vacate on April 22, 2022.
Private Schools in the first term and the second term will spend 15 weeks in school respectively and 16 weeks for the third term of the 2022 academic year. Heads of Private Schools have been urged to comply with the calendar.