First year SHS reopening date rescheduled

BY: Education Desk Report
• Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa — Director-General of the GES

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has rescheduled the reopening date for first year students of senior high schools (SHS) from Wednesday, March 10, to Sunday, March 21, 2021.

This, the GES says, is to ensure that all issues with regard to placement on the schools placement process are resolved and also to enable others to complete their admission process.


A statement from the GES last night said the rescheduling was not also only to give parents and guardians additional time to prepare their children and wards for school but also to enable the schools to prepare adequately to receive their new students.

“Management notes that some students have still not been able to go through with their self placement and some others have not concluded their admission process.

“In the light of the foregoing and to give parents and guardians some additional time to prepare the students for school and the schools to have additional time to prepare to receive them, management has decided that the re-opening of schools for first years students should be rescheduled for Thursday, March 18 through to Sunday, March 21.

“This spread out period is to enable schools to structure the admission processes in such a way that not too many students get crowded at the school at one particular point in time,” the statement explained.

Academic work

The statement further directed that academic work should commence on Monday, March 22 and urged all regional directors, metropolitan, municipal and district directors of education to ensure strict adherences to these schedules.

“Management expresses its sincere appreciation to parents, students and the general public for their support and cooperation so far,” the statement added.