Nursery, Kindergaten, Primary, JHS 1 And SHS 1 Academic Calendar Postponed To 2021

The 2019/2020 academic calendar for Nursery, Primary, JHS 1, and SHS 1 has been postponed to 2021.

The next academic calender will resume January 2021, according to President Akufo-Addo in his 16th address to the nation.

The President further pointed out that while government "fully appreciates" the financial burden that the continuous stay at home by school-children has on parents, it is a "necessary price to pay" if the spread of COVID-19 is to be curtailed.

"The Ghana Education Service, after further consultations, has decided to postpone the remainder of the academic year for all nursery, kindergarten, primary, JHS 1 and SHS 1 students. The next academic year will resume in January 2021, with appropriate adjustments made to the curriculum, to ensure that nothing is lost from the previous year.

"The relevant dispositions will also be made so that the presence, at the same time, in school of all streams of students, can occur in safety.

"I appreciate fully the inconvenience and the financial burden the continued stay at home of children are posing to parents and guardians. Fellow Ghanaians, these are a necessary price to pay in our efforts to protect the lives of our children, as well as to limit and contain the spread of the virus in our country," President Akufo-Addo stated.