The Ghana Education Service (GES) has extended the vacation date for all Basic Schools to 17th December, 2021 so as to conduct a National Standardised Test for Basic 4 learners.
According to the Service, the National Standardised Test for Primary four (4) pupils/learners will be written on the 17th of December 2021.
The Service explained that, a total of 561,595 Primary 4 Public School pupils from 15,911 schools will be writing the examination across 2,609 Examination centres with an average of 200 pupils per centre.
The Examination, according to the Ghana Education Service is designated to generate the requisite data for any needful intervention.
As a result, all Basic schools will vacate on the 17th of December 2021.
Meanwhile, management of the Ghana Education Service assures teachers, pupils and the general public that, they will make up for the lost vacation period in the next academic calendar.
Speaking in an interview with TV3, to confirm the new schedules, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Education Mr. Kwasi Kwarteng, said, this becomes very necessary as a result of the upcoming National Standardized Test to be written by all Basic 4 Pupils across the Country.
With this, all Public Basic Schools to vacate on the 17th December, 2021 no more 10th December, 2021 as stated earlier on the academic Calendar.