GES Releases 2019/2020 Academic Calendar for Basic Schools

GES Academic Calendar for Basic Schools: The Authorities of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has directed all basic schools, comprising kindergarten, primary and junior high schools in the country to strictly adhere to the calendar for the 2018/2019 academic year.

GES Releases 2019/2020 Academic Calendar for Basic Schools

Ges Releases 2019/2020 Academic Calendar for Basic Schools

A statement signed by the Ag. Director of the Basic Education Division of the GES, and copied to websaet.com indicates that, all schools are required to adhere to the specified dates and effectively use the stipulated instructional hours.

the statement added that basic schools are to re-open on September 4th, 2019 for the 1st term of the 2019/2020 academic year with a commemoration of “My First Day at School”.

The academic calendar is for basic schools only. The 2019 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) will take place from 8th June to 12 June 2019.

GES Academic Calendar for Basic Schools 2019/2020

1ST TERM4th September  2019 – 13thDecember 201915 Weeks
HOLIDAYS14th December 2019 – 7thJanuary 202024 Days
2ND TERM8th January 2020 – 3rd April 202012 Weeks
HOLIDAYS6th April 2020 – 17th April 202011 Days
3RD TERM20th April 2020 – 3rd July 202010 Weeks
HOLIDAYS6th July 2020 – 2ndSeptember 20208 Weeks
Total number of weeks spent in school                                  40 Weeks

Below is the GES’ approved 2018/2019 Academic calendar for Basic Schools:

Ges Releases 2019/2020 Academic Calendar for Basic Schools

GES Toll Free Numbers and Short Codes to Solve Staff Grievances beginning July 2019

GES Toll Free Numbers and Short Codes: A one day workshop has been held on Friday at the Coconut Groove Hotel to train staff from selected Divisions and Units from Ministry of Education (MoE) and Ghana Education Service(GES) on Grievances Redress Mechanisms.

GES Toll Free Numbers and Short Codes to Solve Staff Grievances beginning July 2019

GES Toll Free Numbers and Short Codes to Solve Staff Grievances beginning July 2019

Dr Eric Twum, a consultant for Safeguards under the Secondary Education Improvement Project (SEIP),trained staff on the importance of the mechanism and how it operates as the project would address complaints from stakeholders on issues concerning the Ministry and GES.

Under the Grievance Redress Mechanism, there would be a provision of public toll free numbers and short codes for the general public to either call or text the Ministry or GES to address their issues for them.

These issues may range from free Senior High School, postings and transfers, recruitment or even on issues on salaries.

Ms Cassandra Twum Ampofo, the Head of the public Relations Unit at GES took the participants through customer service and phone etiquettes.

GES Toll Free Numbers and Short Codes to Solve Staff Grievances beginning July 2019

The presentation provided participants with information on how to relate to callers who phone-in with issues.

This training was funded by the World Bank through SEIP to improve the communication aspect of the project and other related issues.

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The Toll free calls and SMS are currently on test run and the numbers will be announced soon.

The project is expected to kick off this July.

 

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