Education Minister, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum says the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES) later Thursday, January 13, 2022, will release the delayed 2022 school calendar to students and members of the public.
In an interview monitored by EducationWeb.com.gh, Mr Adutwum said the academic calendar for the 2022 academic year has been completed by the school calendar committee chaired by Deputy Minister for Education, Ntim Fordjour.
“The Director-General of Ghana Education Service (GES) today will make available the 2022 academic year calendar to relevant stakeholders, students and members of the general public,” the Minister for Education disclosed on Thursday.
Ahead of the release of this year’s school calendar, Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa has told the Accra-based UTV government basic schools will reopen school next week giving January 18, 2022, as the provisional date.
He said public basic schools across the country were supposed to reopen on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, but the resumption date was extended by a week amid the conduct of the national standardized test on December 17, 2021.
“We extended the vacation date for basic schools late December last year for basic four students to sit for the 2021 edition of the standardised test examination, so by next week school will reopen for students,” Mr Opoku told UTV.
According to him, the soon to be out school calendar will go beyond 2022 to 2023 and 2024 academic years adding that it has been delayed to ensure no future changes as it happened in the just ended 2021 academic year.
“The new school calendar that we are drawing also looks beyond 2022 to 2023 and 2024 to see how we can gradually come back to the school calendar year, which ends in June/July and starts in September/October
The delay is to ensure that we get it right this time around, and avoid some of the infractions that bedevilled the calendar during the 2021 academic year,” the Director-General told the Daily Graphic newspaper last week