The 2022 academic year didn’t start in a usually observed early onset as it’s usually identified in previous years. The wait for an official date when students could finally get ready to report to school was fast approaching and some parents were getting worried on when their wards will be given the go ahead to come back to school for another academic routine.
Year in year out, the Ghana Education Service was mandated to release an academic calendar for both basic schools and senior high schools to enable get a fair idea on how to schedule their academic activities for the semester and the dates that will be designated for examinations and the reopening of another academic semester.
Usually, those in the lower basic schools are given a reopening date that is quite earlier than those in the second cycle Institutions to help balance the congestion the academic semester may be accompanied with after commencement of academic activities.
In view of this fact, the proposed reopening date for basic school pupils who are enrolled in government schools from the kindergarten class to the upper primary are given a reopening date slated at the later parts of the January.
In relation to this, those in the junior high school level follow accordingly with their reopening dates beginning from the early stages of the month of February.
Though the 2022 academic year delayed a little, it wasn’t exceptional from the usual academic semesters observed in the country as the academic semester for junior high school students began on 7th February 2022 and ended on 19th April for the first semester of the academic calendar.
The second semester followed a few weeks after with students who belonges to form 1 green track reopening on 1 September and gradually leaving school on and vacating during the month of October 2022.
It should be noted that, the situation is quite different for final year junior high school students as well as senior high school students since they don’t run the double track system and have an examination tenure different from those in junior high school continuing levels.