GES releases new dates for 2021 academic year for SHS


The Management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has announced new reopening and vacation dates for the various cohorts of students in Senior High Schools (SHS) for the 2021 Academic Year.

All heads of schools have therefore been asked to take note of the adjusted calendar and dates and communicate same to staff, students and parents.

A circular announcing the adjusted dates and signed by the Deputy Director-General, Dr. Kwabena Bempah Tandoh asked Regional Directors of Education to inform “all Heads of Senior High Schools to take note and communicate same to students and parents.

“Additionally, Heads of SHSs running Double Track for Form 1s are to, as a matter of urgency, communicate to all parents about the designated tracks for their wards to enable them plan accordingly.”

The new dates communicated are as follows:

1. Double Track Schools.

SHS 3 Students – Reopening on May 5th, 2021.

SHS 2 GREEN Students – Reopening on 1st June, 2021.

SHS 2 GOLD Students – Vacating on 29th May, 2021.

SHS 1 GREEN Students – Vacating on 15th June, 2021.

SHS 1 GOLD Student – Vacating on 4th May, 2021.

SHS 1 SINGLE TRACK Students – Vacating on 15th June, 2021.

2. Single Track Schools.

SHS 3 Students – Reopening on May 5th, 2021.

SHS 2 Students – Reopening on 1st June, 2021.

SHS 1 Students – Vacating on 16th, July, 2021.

We will keep you updated as and when more information becomes available.

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