The Ghana Education Service (GES) has released the proposed academic calendar for 2022 academic calendar for Basic Schools and Senior High Schools in Ghana after careful stakeholder engagement and broad consultations.
The outburst of the Covid-19 pandemic has distorted the academic calendar of the country but GES has taken steps to swiftly regulate the calendar so the future of education in Ghana is controlled.
In this article, find details of the new academic calendar for 2022/2023 for both Basic Education and Secondary Education in Ghana.
WASSCE 2022 is expected to begin from August/September 2022 and end according to the timetable provided by WAEC.
GES 2022/2023 Academic Calendar For Basic Schools and SHS
The First Semester of the 2022 academic calendar will commence on January 18, 2022, and end on June 9, 2022. The first-semester break is from 12th April 2022 to 18th April 2022.
There will be a vacation break from June 10, 2022, to July 25, 2022, when students will return to their respective campuses all things being equal.
The second semester begins on July 26, 2022, and accordingly ends on December 16, 2022, when students will return home for the Christmas holidays with the vacation period starting from December 17, 2022, until the next academic year (according to GES). The second-semester break is from 30th September 2022 to 9th October 2022.
FIRST SEMESTER CALENDAR FOR DOUBLE TRACK SCHOOLS – SHS
According to GES, students in form three (3) under double-track will be in school from 7th February 2022 to 1st April 2022. Accordingly, the vacation date is expected to be from 2nd April 2022 to 18th April 2022.
FORM 2 DOUBLE TRACK STUDENTS
These students shall school in sessions. For the first session, form two (2) double-track students will be in school from 7th February 2022 to 14th April 2022 for the first session. The vacation is from 15th April 2022 to 25th June 2022.
Then in the second session of the first semester, form 2 double-track students will return to school from 26th June 2022 to 16th July 2022.
FORM 1 DOUBLE TRACK STUDENTS
This shall also be in sessions. Students will resume school from 4th April 2022 to 20th June 2022. And their Vacation will be from 21st June 2022 to 3rd September 2022.
In session 2, the students shall be in school from 4th September 2022 to 24th September 2022. This session and session one has no break between them.
SECOND SEMESTER CALENDAR FOR DOUBLE TRACK SCHOOLS
Students here will be in school from 19th April 2022 until the end of WASSCE. period for the 2022/2023 academic year.
FORM 2 DOUBLE TRACK STUDENTS
Again this is going to be in sessions. In this session, students will be in school from July 17, 2022, to July 26, August 2022, and then go on vacation from 27th August 2022 to 6th October 2022.
Session 2 starts school from October 7, 2022, to December 16, 2022, when students will return to their families for the Christmas holidays.
FORM ONE DOUBLE TRACK STUDENTS
Form one students in double-track schools will begin the semester from September 25, 2022, to December 16, 2022.
SHS 3 double-track students shall spend 32 weeks in school, SHS two double-track students will spend 32 weeks in school while Year 1 double-track students will spend 27 weeks in total.
FIRST SEMESTER CALENDAR FOR SINGLE-TRACK SCHOOLS
Students in this category will be in school from February 7, 2022, to May 31, 2022, and then go on vacation from June 1, 2022, to June 1, 2022.
Students in this category will be in school from February 7, 2022, to May 17, 2022, and then go on vacation from May 18, 2022, to June 13, 2022.
Students here will be in school from April 4, 2022, to July 14, 2022. Their vacation will be from July 15, 2022, to August 15, 2022.
SECOND SEMESTER CALENDAR FOR SINGLE-TRACK SCHOOLS
Students in this category will be in school from June 14, 2022, until the end of WASSCE for the 2022/2023 academic year period.
Students will be in school from June 14, 2022, to November 1, 2022, and then they will have a break to be with their families.
Students will be in school from August 16 to December 13 2022 before returning to their families back home.
Students who fall in this category will be in school for 30 weeks for SHS 3, SHS 2 for 34 weeks, and SHS 1 for 31 weeks.
On the part of the Basic schools in the country which has the JHS, Primary, and KG. Take a look at their calendar here: