A spokeswoman for the Ghana Education Service has rendered an unqualified apology to 2021 WASSCE students, and parents for the late announcement of the postponement of the SHS reopening date to May 5.
The Service Wednesday in a statement copied to Educationweb.com.gh said it following a proposal for this year’s academic calendar to be revised has rescheduled the SHS reopening date to May 5, 2021, as proposed by CHASS.
According to them, the postponement of the reporting date is to ensure the final year students attain the 1,080 instructional hours needed for them to complete their syllabus and sit for the national examination later this year.
Prospective students preparing to sit for the 2021 edition of the WASSCE for School examination reported to school on April 6 after the Easter break but Heads of SHS following the new reopening date directed them to go home.
But, the Public Relations Officer for the Education Service, Cassandra Twum Ampofo in an interview with JoyNews has begged the public for her outfit’s inability to communicate the new changes ahead of the April 6 reopening.
“GES want to render an unqualified apology to the parents and students, our key stakeholder the teachers and the general public for communicating to them late. We acknowledge the shortfall on our part and we are deeply sorry and…going forward, this won’t happen again,” she begged Ghanaians.
The spokesperson continued that “we admit that whatever decision it was, whatever reason whether good or bad should have been told to the parents…that is unfortunate and that is why we are apologising,”
Meanwhile, the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) has disclosed Ghana’s Education Service postponed the Form 3 SHS reopening date to avoid overcrowding of the students in the midst of covid.