2023 GES Academic Calendar for SHS/TVET
The Ghana Education Service (
GES) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education (MoE) has released the 2023 Senior High School and Technical and Vocational Educational Training (TVET) calendar for the perusal of the general public.
According to the calendar released, there will be No Double Track for grade level, however, only a two-year group of the three cohorts of students are in school at any given time in 2023.
The proposed calendar ensures that each year group meets or exceeds the total minimum contact hours of 3,402 over the course of the three years.
2023 GES Academic Calendar for Basic Schools
Due to the start of the calendar in January 2023, SHS 3 cannot enjoy a prolonged break. This is to allow SHS 1 and SHS 2 to be in school as well.
This means that the calendar will have to be fine-tuned so that SHS 3 students can attend class continuously from January 2023 through the end of September 2023, when the WASSCE ends.
In the transitional option, two (2) of the three (3) year groups must be in school at a given time.
In addition, the colleges of education have seen an increase in their schools’ enrolment as a result of the Free Senior High School programme which required a short-term solution.
Finally, the 2023 calendar ensures that teachers get a break.
2023 Transitional Calendar re-opening dates-First/Second Semester
2023 Transitional Calendar re-opening dates-First/Second Semester 2023 WASSCE Date
The 2023 West African Senior High School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) will be written in the months of August and September 2023.
GES 2023 single track CALENDAR re-opening dates-First (1
st) Semester From One /SHS One
The school will be in session from January 20 to May 11, 2023. Meanwhile, from May 12 to June 2, 2023, there will be a break.
Form Two/SHS Two
SHS 2 students will begin their first semester on January 9, 2023, and will end on May 11, 2023. From May 12 to June 2, 2023, there will be a semester break.
Form three/SHS Three
SHS three’s will commence their first semester from 9 th January to 11 th May 2023. The semester break for SHS threes will start from 12 th May to 2 nd June 2023. GES 2023 single track CALENDAR re-opening dates-Second (2
Form One/SHS One School reopens on the 5 th of June and vacates on the 10th of November 2023 for SHS one students for the second-semester academic season.
Form Two/SHS Two SHS Twos will resume school on June 5 and vacate on October 9, 2023, for the second-semester session.
Form Three/SHS Three
All SHS-3 students will return to school on June 5 and will be there until September 29, 2023.