The Ministry of Education has directed the Ghana Education Service (GES) to revert the new 2022 academic calendar which aligns basic schools in Ghana with the senior high schools in the semester system back to the trimester system.
This directive comes in a statement issued by the Ministry of Education on Friday, January 21, 2022, after the initiative saw huge agitation from stakeholders in education, especially the teacher unions.
According to the statement which is a rejoinder to the earlier directive which published the new academic calendar signed by Felix A. Baidoo, the press secretary of the Ministry of Education, the change became necessary after the ministry of education received representations from a section of the public and key stakeholders.
The new dates for academic works for basic schools in the country are shared here for your perusal:’
18th January – 14th April 2022 (12 Weeks)
15th April – 9th May 2022 (Vacation)
10th May – 18th August 2022 (14 Weeks)
19th August – 12th September 2022 (Vacation)
13th September – 22nd December 2022 (14 Weeks)