Gold Track senior high school form two students begun their end-of-semester vacation passed Friday, May 28, 2021 to pave the way for the Green Track Form Two students to report to school on June 1, 2021.
A statement signed and issued by the Deputy Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES) in charge of Quality and Access, Dr Kwabena Bempah Tandoh, and addressed to all Regional Directors of Education, added that all SHS Two students in single track schools were to vacate on June 2, 2021.
“Regional directors of education are requested to ensure that heads of second- cycle schools relay the dates to students, parents and all concerned,” it directed.
The statement said for ease of reference, the management of the GES had circulated the academic calendar with dates for all tracks of students for the 2021 academic year.
In another development, the government through the Ministry of Education has released an amount of GHS125,998,145 for feeding of public SHS students nationwide.
This was also contained in a press statement issued by the Ministry of Education and signed by its Chief Director, Mr. Benjamin Kofi Gyasi.
According to the Ministry, part of the amount was released to the Buffer Stock Company, and the remaining sent to the headmasters of Senior High Schools to enable them buy perishable components of foodstuff needed for the feeding of the students.
“The government through the Ministry of Education on 14th May, 2021, released (GHS125,998,145) of which GHS83,184,673 went to the Buffer Stock Company, with GHS42,813,472 going to headmasters of SHS for the payment of perishable components of feeding to schools.”
The statement further explained that this payment follows an initial payment made to the Buffer Stock Company and the headmasters for perishable foods for the first semester.
“This follows payments made on the 28th April 2021, when a total of GHS102,350,871.20 was paid to the Buffer Stock Company and headmasters (for perishable) for the 1st semester.”
The Ministry however rejected the claims that the Free Senior High School initiative is under stress.
“The Ministry is therefore assuring parents and other stakeholders once again that the Free Senior High School (FSHS) initiative is not under stress as was being peddled around by some for reasons best known to them.”