SHS Academic Calendar for 2023/2024 released by GES: reporting date for fresh students, December 4, 2023

Fresh secondary school students anticipating their Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) outcomes are expected in school on December 4, 2023.

The academic calendar for the 2023/2024 period, comprising the specific dates, has been disseminated by the Ghana Education Service.

The debutants, who await their BECE results, are slated to resume school on December 4. Source: Facebook/@Ghana Education Service
Source: Facebook

The timetable caters to both individual and double track students

Students in the second and third forms in the single-track framework return to school on November 1.

First form students have school commencing from December 4, 2023, ending on March 5, 2024.

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However, classes resume on May 13, 2024, lasting till July 9, 2024.

After a break beginning July 10, 2024, students return to school from September 3 to November 15, 2024, marking the end of the academic year.

GES pursues BECE candidates falling short of qualifications

The GES is targeting JHS candidates who appeared for the 2023 BECE without being in their final year.

Such students have been labeled unfit by the agency, with school principals directed to identify them

Graphic Online mentions that GES intends to examine the attendance records of JHS students

Record-breaking gender ratio in BECE

WAEC reveals that the 2023 BECE saw a balance of 300,323 male and 300,391 female candidates.

The Ashanti region has the largest candidate populationwith 117,084, including 57,973 males and 59,111 females.

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Following the Ashanti region is the Greater Accra Region with 112,894 candidates, comprising 54,624 males and 58,270 females.

Risky circumstances surrounding BECE and WASSCE

The government finally disclosed the release of GH¢55 million to WAEC for the smooth execution of the two pivotal 2023 exams.

Public Relations Officer of WAEC Ghana, Winifred Ampiaw, clarified that GH¢15 million will be dedicated towards the BECE, and GH¢40 million will cater to the WASSCE.

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