The Ministry of Education has responded to the plea by the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) to extend the reopening date for Senior High Schools.

Public Relations Officer of the Education Ministry, Ekow Vincent Assafuah, speaking on Asempa FM‘s Ekosii Sen Thursday said his outfit has taken the call into consideration but added the ministry was doing its best not to disadvantage any students.

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We have heard GNAT’s plea but seriously, the double track system is here to stay so I can assure them that none of them will be disadvantaged. All the same, we will take their plea into consideration. We are bent on doing what it takes to make sure this system works,” he said.

The Ghana Education Service (GES) on Wednesday released the placements of 423,134 students who successfully made it under the 2018 Computerised School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS).

The release from the GES shows that 67,382 students who have qualified to SHS could not be placed under the system because they could not be matched with any of their school choices.

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The double track system, which begins on September 11, the official reopening date for schools across the country, will see one group of students in school whiles others are on vacation.

The Ministry of Education sources says candidates placed on the Green Track will resume on September 11, 2018, while the Gold Track will resume on November 8, 2018.

But GNAT is calling for an extension of the reopening dates for Senior High Schools.

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General Secretary of GNAT, David Ofori Akyeampong wants the government to consider a postponement proposal because it will give students and parents more time to prepare adequately.




  1. It only makes sense to extend the reopening date given the short duration between release of results/placement and the stipulated reopening. If the initial reopening date remains unchanged most parents would barely manage to prepare their wards’ things ( especially boarders) before school reopens.

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