Friday, 17 September

Remain on campus during mid-sem break – GES makes U-turn

Education
SHS students

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has rescinded its decision to allow Form 3 senior high and technical school students, especially those in the boarding house, to go home during the mid-semester break.

The mid-semester break is scheduled from tomorrow, Tuesday, 20 July to Sunday, July 25, 2021.

The U-turn by the GES comes after the Ghana Health Service (GHS) advised that allowing students to go home during the break in the midst of the current surge in COVID-19 cases, may present a challenge to the already-precarious situation in schools and in the general population.

Although the MoH stated that it acknowledges the importance of the mid-semester breaks, it recommended that the schedule period for the break be maintained as planned but it should be restricted to campus and boarding students must not be allowed to go home.

The GES heeding the advice of the MoH has, thus, redirected headmasters/headmistresses to observe the mid-semester break in schools with no academic activities while students remain on campus.

Academic work will, however, resume on Monday, 26 July 2021.

Source: classfmonline.com/Emmanuel Mensah