The Ghana Education has published a press release announcing that overcrowded Senior High Schools across the country are reopening by a traffic light formula in which SHS 3 students will report to school on Sunday, January 5 while others will report on March 1, 2020.
These final year students will then be followed back to school by Form 1 and 2 “Green Track” , as well as Form 1 “Gold Track” students who will report to start their first semester.
“However, Form 2 Gold track will resume on 1st of March 2020,” the GES press release said, before stating that GES is virtually hoping that the Gold students will somehow be able to exhaust their syllabi.
“It is expected that the Form 2 Gold students will have a full session to continue and finish part of their 1st semester and also continue through to end the 2nd semester for the 2019/2020 academic year.”
According to the statement, the constraint to get the first batch of students to report back to school on Sunday, a church day weekend, “is to enable final year students have ample time to prepare for the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).”
Dated the 2nd of January, 2020, the press release was signed by Cassandra Twum Ampofo. She assured that the Management of GES has come up with a calendar that will ensure that all students get a mandatory 8 months of schooling and 1,134 contact hours by the end of the academic year.