GES’ apology over changing final year SHS students academic calender rejected

A section of Ghanaians have rejected an apology from the Ghana Education Service (GES) for its impromptu restructuring of the academic calendar for third-year high school students.

Yesterday, social media was awash with invectives against government, officials of the Ghana Education Service for the late announcement postponing the reopening date for final year students, some of whom had travelled across regions to their school, before they learnt the new date for reopening is May 5, 2021.

Critics accused government of gambling with the future of the students who should have been in school preparing for their final exam.

Meanwhile the  National Council of Parent-Teacher Associations of Ghana has condemned GES’ action, saying the sudden rescheduling date came to them as a surprise.

Charles Adjetey Sowah, the National Administrator for the National Council of Parent-Teacher Associations of Ghana, complained to Citi News that “nobody contacted the PTAs regarding any postponement of the date.”

He also said better communication on such matters was critical, stressing “Just engage us. It is not anything difficult.”



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