Ferdinand | EducationGhana | December 20 | GES releases 2023 Academic Calendar for Basic and Senior High Schools
The Ghana Education Service (GES) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education has released the proposed 2022/2023 Academic Year Calendar for Senior High Schools (SHS), Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Basic Schools ahead of the coming academic year.
According to the Calendar for SHTS, there will not be any Double Track for grade level, however, only a two-year group of the three cohorts of students will be in school at any period in time for 2023.
The calendar ensures that each year group meets or exceeds the total minimum contact hours of 3,402 hours over the three years.
CONTACT WEEKS & HOURS
In 2023, Form 3 students will spend a maximum of 34 weeks in school with 1,360 total contact hours.
The Form 2 students will spend a maximum of 33 weeks in school with 1,320 contact hours.
The Form 1 students will spend a maximum of 27 weeks in school with 1,080 contact hours.
CONTACT TRANSLATED INTO DAYS & HOURS
Form 3 students will spend 162 days which will be 1,296 contact hours.
Form 2 students will spend 166 days which will be 1,328 contact hours.
Form 1 students will spend 137 days which will be 1,096 contact hours.
WASSCE DATE IN 2023
Per the calendar, candidates for the WASSCE 2023 will sit for their examination from August to September.
Due to the start of the calendar in January 2023, SHS 3 cannot enjoy a prolonged
break. This is to allow SHS 1 and SHS 2 to be in school as well.
This means that the calendar will have to be fine-tuned so that SHS 3 students can attend class continuously from January 2023 through the end of September 2023, when the WASSCE ends.
In the transitional option, two (2) of the three (3) year groups must be in school at a given time.
In addition, the Colleges of Education have received an increase in their schools’
enrolment as a result of the Free Senior High School programme which required a short term solution.
Finally, the 2023 calendar ensures that teachers get a break.
TRANSITIONAL RE-OPENING DATES FOR 1ST SEMESTER
Form 3 & Form 2 students will re-open on 9th January 2023 and go on break on 17th February 2023 and 9th March 2023 respectively.
Form 1 students will re-open on 20th February 2023 and go on break on 21st April 2023.
BACK FROM 1ST SEMESTER BREAK
Form 3 students will be back on 13th March 2023 and end the Semester on 2nd June 2023.
Form 2 students will be back on 24th April 2023 and end the Semester on 2nd June 2023.
Form 2 students will be back on 19th June and end the Semester on 4th August 2023.
1ST SEMESTER VACATION DATES
Form 3 students will go on vacation from 3rd June 2023 through to 18th June 2023.
Form 2 students will go on vacation from 3rd June 2023 through to 6th August 2023.
Form 1 students will go on vacation from 5th August 2023 through to 1st October 2023.
2ND SEMESTER SCHEDULE
Form 3 students will resume on 19th June 2023 and end the Semester on 28th September 2023.
Form 2 students will resume on 7th August 2023 and end the Semester on 22nd December 2023.
Form 1 students will resume on 2nd October 2023 and end the Semester on 22nd December 2023.
SINGLE TRACK CALENDAR
For all three Forms (Form 1, 2, & 3) students will spend 34 weeks in school which has a total of 1,360 contact hours for all the Forms.
SINGLE TRACK CALENDAR RE-OPENING DATES
Form 3 & 2 students will resume 1st Semester on 9th January 2023 and stay till 11th May 2023.
Both Forms will go on vacation from 12th May 2023 through to 5th June 2023.
But then, they will split in 2nd Semester.
Their 2nd Semester will commence on 5th June 2023 and end on 29th September 2023 and 9th October 2023 respectively.
Form 1 students will resume on 20th January 2023. They will stay through to 11th May 2023.
Their vacation will commence on 12th May 2023 and end on 2nd June 2023.
2ND SEMESTER DATE
Their 2nd Semester will start on 5th June 2023 and end on 10th November 2023.
KG/PRIMARY AND JHS
All the above Basic Schools will spend 14 weeks each in their 1st and 2nd Terms. Their 3rd Term will be 12 weeks long each.
1ST TERM DATE
Basic Schools will resume on 10th January 2023 through to 20th April 2023.
1ST TERM VACATION
Vacation for the 1st term will commence from 21st April through to 1st May, 2023.
2ND TERM DATE
Basic Schools will resume on 2nd May 2023 through to 9th August 2023.
2ND TERM VACATION
Vacation for the 2nd will commence from 10th August 2024 through to 21st August 2023.
3RD TERM DATE
Basic Schools will resume on 22nd August 2023 through to 16th November 2023.
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