The Ghana Education Service (GES) has released the 2021 SHS/SHTS academic calendar to ensure schools attain the needed instructional hours’ students lost as a result of the school closure amid the outbreak of the global coronavirus pandemic.
According to the 2021 SHS/SHTS academic calendar sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh, SHS 3 students preparing to sit for WASSCE will complete the 1,080 hours needed to study and sit for the 2021 WASSCE for School.
SHS 2 will also complete 1,440 contact hours instead of the 1,134 hours as an effort to make up for the lost time during the schools closure.
SHS 1 students will complete 1,350 hours to help improve teaching and learning.
Schools running double track for SHS 1 & 2 students
Schools running this calendar have 5 tracks of students and at no point will more than 3 tracks of students be in school at the same time.
Schools running double track for SHS 2 only
Schools running this calendar have 4 tracks of students and at no point will more than 3 tracks of students be in school at the same time.
Schools running single track calendar
The single track calendar is designed to ensure effective use of school infrastructure.
The 2021 SHS/SHTS academic calendar according to GES was designed and planned in coordination with the leadership of CHASS keeping in mind schools to achieve lost learning hours due to schools closures amid Covid-19.