SHS 1 reporting date: Ghana Education Service tells schools to start registration on December 4

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has reiterated the reporting date for first year secondary school students as Monday, December 4, 2023.

The GES expects schools to begin registration and orientation from the specified date.

The service has sent the reminder in a statement signed by the Head of Public Relations at the GES, Cassandra Twum Ampofo.

There is also a Christmas holiday on December 21 and the students continue again in January.

The student will ultimately leave on March 5, 2024.

The GES also urged students to still do their Self-Placement, to do this as quickly as possible.

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This statement follows the Ministry of Education also insisting the date would not change.

While there were concerns that freshmen have not had enough time to prepare, the ministry said the academic calendar was released early enough for parents to prepare.

Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin was among voices urging the Ministry of Education to reconsider the date.

“We expect him to come by tomorrow to explain,” Nortsu-Kotoe said.

He also expects that many students will report after the reopening date.

“I know many people won't go because they are still in trouble, so by forcing them to go to school tomorrow, I don't see how effective it will be,” the lawmaker added.

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