By Jeremiah Nutsugah.
Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin has called on the Ministry of Education to reconsider the decision to have new students report to school on Monday, December 4, 2023.
The set date for both single and double-track students is part of the 2023/2024 academic calendar released by the Ghana Education Service (GES).
Responding to concerns raised by the Minority Caucus about the limited time for student preparations, the Speaker advised Education Minister Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum to review the reopening date to the first week of January 2024. The Minister is expected to brief the house on the matter on Monday.
“The house calls on and urges the Minister of Education to reconsider the directive by the Ministry of Education to students and authorities, including teaching and non-teaching staff, to resume academic work on Monday, December 4, 2023.”
“The house proposes for the consideration of the Ministry of Education the first week of January 2023 for the resumption of academic work in these schools.”
Bagbin emphasised the importance of maintaining calm among parents, students, teachers, and staff as the house diligently works.