An Educationist has described the regular revision of the (Senior High Schools) SHS academic calendar by the Ghana Education Service as a threat to the academic performance of the students preparing to sit for WASSCE.
Mr Peter Enti comment comes after the Ghana Education Service (GES) Tuesday in a statement copied to Educationweb.com.gh said it on a CHASS proposal has make changes to the SHS academic calendar for this year.
The Education Service after the 2021 WASSCE students resumed from the Easter break communicated to Heads of Senior High Schools (SHS) the school reopening date has been rescheduled to May 5, 2021.
But, the Executive Director for the Institute for Educational Studies (IES) in an interview with Raymond Nyamador on the Happy Morning Show, said the education of most SHS students is likely to be negatively affected.
“Whatever challenge they are citing for postponing school reopening is not something that just dropped from the sky. It is something we have all known all this while and we are disappointed. We simply hope it doesn’t repeat itself moving forward,” Mr Peter told host Happy Morning Show.
“The academic calendar of SHS students in the past 3 years have been very erratic. Their timetables and academic year have always been shifted and changed and parents, teachers and students who formerly could plan their lives cannot do so anymore. This is not helping anybody”, he said.
According to him, the Management of the GES would have resigned if it were in some countries adding that “somebody should be held responsible for the poor communication of the reopening date postponement”