GES SHS Academic Calendar and Basic Schools Reopening Dates 2019/2020

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has announced the West African Examination Council has released the 2019 Senior High School placement for BECE candidates. Below are GES SHS Academic Calendar and Basic Schools Reopening Dates 2019/2020.

GES SHS Academic Calendar and Basic Schools Reopening Dates 2019/2020

The school placements are out and everyone can now check their placement. You can use the card as many times as you want. So you can use it to check on phone and also use it to check on the computer so that you print it.

GES SHS Academic Calendar and Basic Schools Reopening Dates 2019/2020

Introduction

The Director General of GES addressed the Press on GES preparedness for the 2019/2020 academic year and Placement into Senior High School.

1.SHS Re-Opening

2019/2020 academic year has begun with the re-opening of the form 3 students on the 25th of August 2019. This year marks the full cohort of the entire school made of the free Senior High School Students.

GES Preparedness for the 2019/2020 Academic Year and Placement into SHS

Form 2 Green and single Track will re-open on the 15th of September 2019 and the Gold Track will return to school on 15th October 2019

Form 1 Green Track and Single Track are expected to re-open school on 15th September 2019 while those on Gold Track will re-open on the 12th November, 2019.

2. School Placement

The Computerised School Selection and Placement System Portal will be opened on the evening of Sunday 8th September, 2019.

GES Preparedness for the 2019/2020 Academic Year and Placement into SHS

490, 000 candidates out of the completed aggregate file of 514,215 students received from WAEC will be placed.

Students, Parents and the general Public can therefore access the Placement from Sunday evening.

a) How to Check Your Placement

Buy a voucher online through mobile money or from a vendor
1. Visit cssps.gov.gh OR cssps.org

2. Click on Check Placement

3. Enter index number and Voucher code

4. Access Placement

GES Preparedness for the 2019/2020 Academic Year and Placement into SHS

Note: If not Placed, students will access the Self Placement portal

b) Placement Call Centre

Call centre will be set up on Monday 9th September, 2019
The general public can call 030 7007777 for enquiries on the Placement.

c) Free Shs Semester Funding

An amount of GHC194,523,037 has been set aside for the payment of the Free SHS fees for the Semester.

3. Feeding

• Management of GES working closely with the Buffer Stock to get food stuff supplied to all schools on timely basis
• Hon. Minister of Education has authorised the increase in monies for perishable good sent to the schools from 20% to 30%.

GES Preparedness for the 2019/2020 Academic Year and Placement into SHS

4. Teaching Learning ,Materials (TLMS)
• Adequate number of core textbooks supplied to all schools.
• Processes to procure elective textbooks on course

5. Standardized Prospectus

Management expects that standards set, guides school in this year’s admission.

6. School Uniform for SHS

Schools will continue to supply Uniforms to First year students.

Each student is entitled to two school Uniforms. The schools will procure and send to Management for payment.

For the supply of school Cloth, Government, through the Ministry of Education has entered into an arrangement with Akosombo Textiles Ltd (ATL) to supply the cloth for the dressmakers of the school

7. Basic Schools Re-Opening

Basic Schools will reopen for the 2019/2020 academic year on Tuesday 10th September, 2019
‘MY FIRST DAY’ will be celebrated in all the schools. This ceremony is used to welcome children entering into the school system for the first time. All GES official will visit the various schools across the country and interact with the children and parents.

GES Preparedness for the 2019/2020 Academic Year and Placement into SHS

a. On the same day of re- opening of Basic schools, GES will begin a Mass Media Campaign on Right Age Enrollment. The will also be District activation in 30 districts. The selected Districts have high incidence of over/under age pupils in schools

b. Health Screening

This year, with the support of UNICEF, there will be health screening of all children entering KG.1.

c. JHS School Uniform

Uniform unveiled in April this year
Management intends to phase out the old uniform over a period
Current uniform still usable
No student will be denied access to school of not wearing new uniform

d. Levies

Suspension of Levies still remain in force.
Management will continue to work with District directors and Heads to ensure that terminal examinations are conducted smoothly.
Management is not against operations of PTA. Our focus is to ensure no child is denied access to education because of PTA levies.
A committee of experts currently re-examining the role and responsibilities of parents to guide o
Management decision on PTA moving forward,

Conclusion

It is our collective responsibility to ensure quality education is provided to all Ghanaian children. We can do it if we put our shoulders to the wheels.

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