Final year students in various Senior High Schools (SHS) across the country are expected to report to school on Wednesday to continue with academic activities and sit for the 2021 edition of the WASSCE for School Candidates.
The May 5, 2021 school reopening comes after the Ghana Education Service (GES) in a statement copied to Educationweb.com.gh announced it has revised the 2021 academic calendar for SHS 3 students in the country.
The final year students were to report to school on April 6, 2021, after the Easter break but the reopening date was rescheduled to May 5, a decision GES said is to enable students to attain the 1,080 hours needed for studies.
“Management of GES considers this a better option where the students will not break their instructional period and have the full 1,080 hours needed prior to the final examination,” the Education Service stated the statement.
The Education Service further said SHS final year students reopening on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, will help avoid overcrowding in various Senior High Schools (SHSs) as the first-year students reported to school in April.
When returned to school on Wednesday, the final year students will not vacate or go on an academic break until they sit for the forthcoming 2021 WASSCE for School examination and complete school later this year.