2022/2023 GES Trimester Academic Calendar for Basic Schools

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GES Reverts Academic Calendar Back To The Trimester System 2022/2023

With issues arising from the Ghana Education Service (GES), we wish to let all concerned with education know that there has been a release of new dates for the academic year (2022/2023) for KG to Senior High Schools shortly after the release and reopening of schools.

 This was as a result of the rejection and decline of the previous dates by the education unions which entails the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), and other associations concerned with the welfare of teachers and education.

The stakeholders have claimed that there was no consultation whatsoever about the dates the GES decided on before implementing them. They (Teacher Unions) therefore rejected the dates.

 After deliberating on the issue, the Minister for Education issued a statement saying that the former calendar be changed and the two-semester calendar for KG to SHS be changed to the trimester system for the 2022 academic year.

From the dates presented, it is apparent that the academic calendar has been reversed to the trimester; what most people refer to as “Sankofa“.

In effect, the first term will commence on January 18th and run until April 7th, 2022. The second term starts on May 10 and runs until August 11th, 2022, and the last term will start on September 13 and run until December 15th, 2022.

The table below shows the dates and number of weeks to be spent in school for the 2022 academic year.

GES Trimester Academic Calendar 2022/2023

1st Term18th January7th April12 weeks
2nd Term10th May11th August14 weeks
3rd Term13th September15th December14 weeks
GES Trimester Academic Calendar 2022/2023

While others think GES heeded to the voices of people, others protest that the Ghana Education Service has failed greatly in its doings and must bow in shame for their confused misdeeds.

The public desires for the Ghana Education Service to come out and apologize for putting up such an embarrassing act before everyone. Some parents have it that, GES is rather confusing everyone and has lost their credibility and value and that they must revise and sit up.

Teachers also have it that, since this has been corrected, they wish and wait for the supply of textbooks for effective teaching to commence for those starting the new curriculum.