The Ministry of Interior (MINt) under the auspices of the Government of Ghana (GoG) in a press release has announced statutory public holidays and commemorative days to be observed by fellow Ghanaians for the 2022 academic year.
Two of the statutory public holidays, New Year’s Day (January 1, 2022) and Constitution Day (January 7, 2022) have already been marked, leaving 11 more statutory public holidays for the remainder of this academic year.
The remaining holidays sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh in the release are Independence Day (March 6), Good Friday (April 15), Easter Monday (April 18), May Day (May 1), Eid-Ul-Fitr, Eid-Ul-Adha, Founders’ Day (August 4) and
The government approved statutory holidays including Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day (September 21), Farmers’ Day (December 2), Christmas Day (December 25) and Boxing Day (December 26) are also yet to be observed.
According to the Interior Ministry, two Commemorative Days, African Union Day (May 25) and Republic Day (July 1) would not be observed as public holidays.
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In a related development, the school calendar committee set up by the Ministry of Education (MoE) and chaired by the Deputy Education Minister is yet to release the 2022 school calendar for government schools across the country.
The Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa said the delayed but soon to be released public school calendar will go beyond 2022 to 2023 and 2024 academic year.
“The 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,” he said in an interview.
The 2022 school calendar Mr Amankwa said is being worked on by the calendar committee chaired by the Deputy Minister for Education, Reverend John Ntim Fordjour and other representatives from GES, NaCCA and TVET service.