Draft of New Academic Year Calendar 2023/2024 and roadmap for reversing the semester system at SHS -Teacher Unions Demand
In a recent development, teacher unions have come forward to demand the draft of the new academic year calendar for 2023/2024. This demand follows discussions that took place last year at the GES Headquarters regarding the development of a new academic year calendar for 2022/2023.
The KG, Primary, and Junior High School (JHS) successfully implemented the new calendar by transitioning from the semester system to the trimester. However, the Senior High School (SHS) was left outstanding.
During the discussions, it was agreed that the GES would provide a roadmap towards reversing the current semester system at SHS to a trimester and the double track system to a single track.
Now, almost at the end of the academic year 2023, the promised roadmap has not been made available to the leadership of the Teacher Unions.
Therefore, the teacher unions are demanding both the draft of the new academic year calendar for Basic Schools and the outstanding roadmap for reversing the semester system at SHS and the double track system.
The urgency of this matter cannot be overstated.
The teacher unions are keen on ensuring that the necessary preparations are made in a timely manner to implement the new academic year calendar for 2023/2024. They emphasize the importance of having a clear roadmap for reversing the semester system at SHS and the double track system.
The teacher unions believe that these changes will greatly benefit both students and teachers by providing a more efficient and effective educational system. They urge the authorities to treat this demand as urgent and take the necessary steps to provide the draft of the new academic year calendar and the outstanding roadmap.
As the academic year comes to a close, it is crucial for the teacher unions to have access to the necessary information in order to adequately plan for the upcoming year. The teacher unions remain committed to working towards improving the education system and ensuring the best outcomes for both students and teachers.
Stay tuned for further updates on this matter as we await the response from the GES Headquarters and the progress made towards fulfilling the demands of the teacher unions.