2023/2024 Academic Calendar for KG, Primary, and JHS
The Ghana Education Service has recently announced the comprehensive academic calendar for the 2023/2024 academic year, covering Kindergarten (KG), Primary, and Junior High Schools (JHS) across the nation.
This article provides an overview of the important dates for parents, guardians, teachers, and students to keep in mind as they plan ahead for the upcoming terms.
First Term: October 3 to December 22
The academic year commences on October 3, as KG, Primary, and JHS students eagerly return to their classrooms for a term dedicated to learning and growth. This first term extends until December 22, allowing ample time for students and teachers to dive into their studies.
Christmas Break: December 23 to January 8
After an intense first term, the holiday season is here. From December 23 to January 8, students can enjoy a well-deserved break, spending quality time with loved ones, celebrating the holidays, and recharging for the next term.
Second Term: January 9 to April 11
With renewed energy and a fresh perspective, students and teachers reconvene on January 9 for the second term of the academic year. This term continues until April 11, providing an extensive period for focused learning and development.
Second Term Vacation: April 12 to April 29
As the second term comes to a close, students and educators will have a brief respite. The second term vacation spans from April 12 to April 29, offering an opportunity to relax and rejuvenate before embarking on the final term of the academic year.
Third Term: April 30 to July 25
The last phase of the academic year begins on April 30, as students return for the third term. This term runs until July 25, making it a crucial period for students to consolidate their learning, prepare for exams, and complete their coursework before the year concludes.
End of the Academic Year & Exam Preparation
As the school year draws to a close, students, teachers, and parents can look forward to a well-deserved break before the next academic year. This break provides an ideal time for reflection on the achievements of the year and the formulation of plans for the future.
It is important to note that schools will operate for seven hours a day, with six contact hours and a one-hour break. Additionally, the Ghana Education Service aims to hold the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in the months of September and October.
Parents, guardians, stakeholders, teachers, and students are advised to mark these dates on their calendars and adhere to the schedule accordingly. Proper planning and preparation will ensure a successful and fulfilling academic year for all.