The Ghana Education Service postponed the end of the school year for all public elementary schools so that primary four students could take the National Standardized Test.
The stated National Standardized Test will be administered on Friday, December 16, 2022, delaying the holiday by one day. Originally, the basic schools were supposed to close on December 14th.
The third-term break for public elementary schools has been moved to Friday, December 16, 2022.
GES stated in a statement on December 14 that “this is to enable the Primary Four (P4) students to write the National Standardized Test on Friday, 16th December 2022.”
The GES stated that the basic schools’ resumption date remained the same despite the vacation’s postponement.
The announcement continued, “Re-opening date for the First Term of the upcoming academic year is January 10, 2022.”
All heads of the various public basic schools are instructed to follow the last-minute alteration in a letter from Patty Assan, Director of the Division of Schools and Instructions of GES.
The letter asked regional directors to alert the metro, municipal, and district directors of education so they may inform all heads of basic schools to take note and respond appropriately.
While this is happening, around 44,000 teachers failed the required Ghana Teacher Licensure Examination (GTLE).