Parliament calls on the minister of education to reschedule commencement date for first year student 

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Parliament has asked the Minister of Education, to reconsider the directive by the Ghana Education service(GES) to students, teaching and non-teaching staff to begin academic work on Monday 4th December, 2023.

This has become necessary after the attention of the house was drawn to the directive by the GES for the commencement of academic work for the first year student on Monday, 4th December 2023

Due to the short notice with its attendant inconvenience to students, parents, teaching and non-teaching staff, the House propose for the consideration of the Hon. Minister of Education the first week of January, 2024 as more convenient and appropriate time for parent, student and teachers to adequate prepare for academic work.

In view of the urgency of this matter and various concerns raised by Minister of Parliament and other stakeholders, art Hon Speaker, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, has directed the Minister of Education to appear before the House and brief Members on Monday 4th December, 2023 at 12:30pm.

It is recalled that, on 9th November, 2023, the West Africa Examination Council released the provisional result for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) for school and Private candidates, 2023.

Subsequently, on 28th November 2023, the GES informed the Head of Institutions to begin registration and orientation of student from 4th December, 2023. By necessary implementation, prospective student are report to school on Monday, 4th December, 2023, to commence the registration and orientation for the academic year.

The House is therefore calling on student, parents, teachers, and non-teaching staff not to panic but to remain calm and wait for further directive on the matter whiles the House engage with the Hon. Minster of Education for an academic resolution.

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