Ignore our earlier Mid Semester break directive for final year SHS students – GES

Director-General-of-the-GES-Prof.-Kwasi-Opoku-Amankwa
Director-General-of-the-GES-Prof.-Kwasi-Opoku-Amankwa

Ghana Education Service (GES) has redirected heads of Senior High Schools and Technical Schools to ignore an earlier directive for final year SHS students to go home for Mid Semester Break.

Dr. Kwabena Bempah Tandoh, the Deputy Director-General in a statement, on behalf of the Management of GES clarified that, they have received a notice from the Ghana Health Service (GHS) cautioning them not to allow the students to embark on the announced Mid Semester break so as to properly manage and control the current surge of Covid-19 cases in the country.

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In a statement, he said “Reference is made to an earlier communication on the above subject matter. Reference is also made to the attached letter from the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service with reference number GHS/DGS/1.5 which cautions against the mass movement of students due to the recent outbreak of covid-19.”

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“Management of the Ghana Education Service (GES), therefore, wishes to inform Heads of Senior High and Technical Schools that students are NOT to be allowed to go home during the mid-semester period. Mid Semester break should be observed in schools with no academic activity. Academic work should resume on Monday July 26, 2021 as earlier communicated.”

Don’t allow final year SHS students to go home for Mid Semester break – GHS to GES

“By this letter, Regional Directors of Education are to inform all Heads of Senior High Schools to take note and to communicate same to staff, students and parents.”

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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