In a statement, GES outlined the revised dates as follows, noting that SHS 3 students will resume classroom activities on May 5, 2021, as previously announced.
The SHS 2 Gold track students, on the other hand, are scheduled to leave on May 29, 2021, to make way for the Green track students, who will return on June 1, 2021.
Meanwhile, the first-year Green will be vacating on June 15, 2021, and Gold track students will vacate on May 4, 2021.
The SHS 1 single-track students, on the other hand, will vacate on June 15, 2021.
Final and second-year students in single track schools will return to school on May 5, 2021 and June 1, 2021 respectively, whereas the first years will go home on July 16, 2021.
The GES has directed all Heads of Schools to take note and to communicate same to staff, students as well parents, in order for them to prepare well.
GhanaCNN.com earlier reported that the Ghana Education Service has issued a circular indicating that final year students in the Senior High Schools are to report to school on May 5.
This circular came when most students were to be reporting to their various schools on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, as earlier announced by the GES.
In a post sighted by GhanaCNN.com on the GES’ official Facebook page, it noted that management has considered a proposal from the Conference of Heads of Assisted Senior Secondary Schools (CHASS) and has revised the academic calendar as follows.
US Ambassador To Ghana, Her Excellency Stephanie S. Sullivan Visits KNUST
Her Excellency Stephanie S. Sullivan, Ambassador of the United States of America (U.S.A.) to Ghana, paid a visit to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) as part of a working visit to the Ashanti Region.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor (Mrs.) Rita Akosua Dickson, and some members of the University administration greeted the Ambassador in the Council Chamber.
Professor Dickson expressed her satisfaction with the collaboration that has so far existed between KNUST and the United States of America. She stated that KNUST has over 40 Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with institutions in the United States of America and that KNUST places a high value on partnerships. She outlined some of the most important collaborations with US institutions in the areas of scholarships, staff and student exchanges, capacity building, and joint research.
According to the Vice-Chancellor, the University thrives on high-quality teaching and learning, significant research, entrepreneurship education, and community engagement. She explained that the University will be able to achieve these goals through effective collaboration with its development partners.
Distinguished Lady Sullivan thanked KNUST management for the long-standing relationship between the US and the university in her address. Ambassador Sullivan expressed hope that the Embassy in Ghana and KNUST will continue to look for mutually beneficial opportunities.
Virginia Elliott, Counselor for Public Affairs at the US Embassy in Ghana, Maya Parker, Cultural Affairs Specialist, Marilyn Owusu, EducationUSA Advisor in Kumasi, and Margaret Nyarko, EducationUSA Advisor in Kumasi were all present at the meeting.
KNUST SRC General Secretary Aspirant, Catherine Osei Congratulates Muslims
Ms. Catherine Osei in a statement thanked all Muslims for holding forth and pleased to congratulate them on this milestone occasion and wishes them a successful Eid.
She again wishes that on such a festive occasion, partakers do not throw caution to the wind but do well to observe all Covid-19 protocols even as the celebrations are ongoing at home, on campus and in public spaces.
There are two great feasts celebrated by Muslims; the Eid-ul-Fitr celebrated to break the fast for the month of Ramadan and Eid-ul-Adha which marks the end of the Islamic yearly calendar.
URO Urges KNUST Connect and Other Student Journalists To Brand KNUST In A Positive Light
The University Relations Office (URO) of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) held a day’s workshop for student journalists, writers and bloggers at the Gardiner Conference Room, Great Hall, KNUST.
This marks the second edition of the URO media interaction with various internal writers and bloggers to sensitize them on how to project the brand of the University.
He however appealed to them to continue using their various media, blogs and websites to project the University in a positive light.
He mentioned that, as the nation is still fighting the novel Coronavirus pandemic, the University Management has instituted a number of safety measures to help fight the pandemic which includes; the constitution of Covid-19 ambassadors, frequent fumigation of all traditional halls and hostels on and outside KNUST Campus, placing of hand sanitizers at vantage points in every department in the University, installation of handwashing accessories at vantage points, screening of persons before they access offices and lecture halls and the establishment of isolation and treatment centres to manage Covid-19 cases.
Dr. Bekoe advised the student bloggers to use their various platforms to build strong networks with some of the established media houses in the country and Internationally.
He appreciated their professionalism exhibited throughout the first semester of the 2020/2021 Academic Year and advised them to adhere to all the Covid-19 safety protocols during their line of work.
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