It seems like the Ghana Education Service (GES) is maintaining its stance on the reopening date of December 4, 2023, for first-year students in Senior High Schools (SHS), despite suggestions from Parliament to consider rescheduling to the first week of January. Parliament had raised concerns about the limited time for preparation and proposed January as a more convenient option.

In response, the GES has reaffirmed its commitment to the original reopening date. According to their statement on December 2, schools are expected to commence registration and orientation for students from December 4, 2023. The GES clarified that there would be a Christmas break starting on December 21, 2023, with academic activities set to resume on January 3, 2024, continuing until March 5, 2024.

The statement also emphasized the importance of students completing their self-placement promptly. The GES expressed gratitude for the collaboration and support of stakeholders in the Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) process and urged patience to ensure the smooth implementation of the academic calendar for SHS without disruptions, aiming to return to the pre-COVID academic calendar.