The leadership of the Ghana National Council of Private Schools (GNACOPS) has announced January 11, 2022, as the reopening date for private schools across the country to commence academic work for the next academic year.
Mr Enoch Gyetuah, the National Executive Director of GNACOPS in early December told EducationWeb.com.gh private schools when resumed on January 11, 2022, in the first term of the 2022 academic year will vacate on April 22, 2022.
“Private school students after the April 22, 2022 vacation will reopen the school on May 9, 2022, to commence the second term and vacate again on August 19, 2022. They will reopen on September 7, 2022, to start the third term.
They will 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,” the Private Schools Council Executive Director said in an exclusive interview.
However, it is currently unclear when government basic schools particularly prospective students in Junior High Schools (JHSs) will report to school next year to commence academic activities for the 2022 academic year.
There are reports students will report to school on January 18, 2022, but a staff of the Education Ministry Wednesday told EducationWeb an actual reopening date at the appropriate time will be communicated to the general public.
In a related story, the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) after they threatened to postpone Senior High Schools reopening date over unpaid allowance has said all public High Schools will reopen Jan 5, 2022.
CHASS decision to welcome fresh and continuing students to campus on the January 5, 2022 school reopening date follows a successful engagement with the Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum over their concerns.
The Conference earlier in a resolution 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 pay the outstanding arrears by December 31, 2021.
“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,” it said.
CHASS leadership also requested for the National Food and Buffer Stock (NABCO) to make available all outstanding food supplies to various government Senior High Schools (SHSs) before the next academic year commences in 2022.
But, the President of the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools, Mr Abubakar Yakubu in an interview with GBC News said they are due to reopen on the stipulated date after the engagement with the Ministry of Education.