The Ghana Education Service (GES) says 2021 BECE School graduates who sat for the 31st edition of the national examination conducted by WAEC last year will start their secondary level education on Monday, April 4, 2022.
The Service in school reopening date press release copied to EducationWeb.com.gh also said second and third-year Senior High School (SHS) students on Monday, February 7, 2022, will return to school to start the 2022 academic year.
According to the academic school calendar, first-year Senior High School (SHS) students will spend 31 weeks representing 1,240 hours in school, 30 weeks third-year students and 34 weeks for second-year students.
For government basic schools, GES indicated they will reopen school on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, to start academic activities for the 2022 school year adding that a full calendar in due course will be made available to the public.
“A full calendar for 2022 academic for pre-tertiary public basic schools will be made available to relevant stakeholders, students and members of the general public at the appropriate time,” the Management of GES said on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) is yet to release the provisional results of prospective students who sat for the 2021 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) for School in November last year.
A total of 571,894 candidates made up of 287,605 males and 284,289 females from 18,028 public and private Junior High Schools (JHSs) sat for the 2021 edition of the BECE for School at 2,158 examination centres across the country.
Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, the Minister in charge of Education Thursday said the non-profit-making organization (WAEC) is working tirelessly to release the 2021 BECE School results as soon as possible to students who wrote the exams.
“The Ministry of Education (MoE) is working closely with the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) to ensure the 2021 BECE for School results are released early for students, ” the Minister for Education said in an interview.
Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has also said the BECE for School results when released as planned will help his outfit release the JHS graduates school placement on time.
“So after a successful completion of the 2021 BECE, we have urged WAEC to release the 2021 BECE school results early 2022 so that we can by early February/March 2022 release the SHS placement,” the GES Director-General stated.