Is 5th October a Public Holiday?
5th October is a day Teachers are celebrated in Ghana.
Teachers’ Day is a special day for the appreciation of teachers, and may include celebrations to honor them for their special contributions in a particular field area, or the community in general.
The idea of celebrating Teachers’ Day took root in many countries during the 19th century; in most cases, they celebrate a local educator or an important milestone in education.
This is the primary reason why countries celebrate this day on different dates, unlike many other International Days.
5th October is a world Teachers Day but not a Holiday in Ghana.
However, the Regional Director of Northern Region has Declared a Holiday for All schools to enable Teachers attend the teacher Prize.
In a letter dated 4th October, 2022 and Signed by the Regional Director Alhassan Alidu Jnr the release was made.
The schools in the Tamale Metro, Sagnarigu Municipal, Savelegu Municipal, Tolon District, Nandom District and Kumbungu District are to be Closed.
Teacher Unions have petitioned the President to declare the day as a holiday.
All Teachers attending the programme can register and get 2 CPD Points.