The Ghana Education Service (GES) despite a petition from parents to extend the school reporting date for the 5th batch of Free Senior High School students has said the first-year SHS/TVET reopening remains on April 4, 2022.
The announcement of April 4, as the school reopening day, comes after parents of students who partook in the just ended BECE appealed to GES to postpone the day to enable them to prepare before they send their wards to school.
Some parents who spoke to EducationWeb last week entreated the Ministry of Education to extend the school reporting date on grounds that the Ghana Education Service delayed the release of the computer school placement.
But, the management of the Education Service in a statement dated March 31, 2022, has said the April 4, 2022 date for prospective students to report to their various second cycle schools remains as indicated on the placement form.
“Parents, teachers and students and the general public are to note that the reopening of SHS/TVET students remains April 4, 2022, as indicated on the school placement form,” the press release signed by the spokeswoman of GES stated.
The Ghana Education Service (GES) indicated that the admission processes for first-year students in all public Senior High/Technical (SHS/TVET) schools are ongoing and that parents are to send their wards to complete the process.
“All students who could not get any of their choices are advised to go through the self-placement formalities and then proceed to the schools to go through admission processes,” the Ghana Education Service (GES) said on Thursday.
It added that “parents and the public are to note that the admission process does not involve payment or collection of money. school Authorities have been cautioned to under no circumstance should they demand money for admission.”
The Ghana Education Service (GES) following President Akufo-Addo’s ban on mandatory face mask-wearing has said it will in due course communicate safety protocols to be observed in schools to the students and the general public.
“The Ghana Health Service (GHS) recommends the wearing of masks in all enclosed environments including classrooms and other areas which require large gatherings of students in the school,” the Education Service noted in the release.