As a result of the above-scheduled activity which is on the 2019/2020 academic calendar, The Ghana Education Service (GES) has declared Wednesday, October 30, a holiday for kG1 to Primary Six Pupils to enable the teachers have their full day of training and professional development
GES Declares Tomorrow Holiday for kG1 to Primary Six Pupils
A statement signed and copied to the Ghana News Agency by Ms Cassandra Twum Ampofo, the Head of the Public Relations Unit, GES, said that was to enable teachers to have a full day for training and professional development.
It, therefore, directed all parents and guardians not to allow their children and wards to attend school tomorrow.
As part of efforts by the GES to build the capacity of its workforce, the “Continuous Professional Development Day” had been formally adopted into the Academic Calendar to enable teachers to upgrade themselves with the requisite knowledge and skills in the teaching profession, the statement said.
That would improve teaching and learning outcomes and enhance the image of the profession, it said.
The Continuous Professional Development Day would be held four times in a year, the statement said, and called on the public to take note.