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GES may switch from the 3-term to 2 semester academic year system for JHS -Africa Education Watch

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Africa Education Watch is an independent organization responsible for analyzing education policy management across the African continent.According to the organization, they presume that Ghana may switch from the 3-term to 2 semester academic year system for the Junior High School (JHS).

“Ghana may switch from the 3-term to 2 semester academic year system for JHS from Jan 2021, to enable more contact time for teaching, as we begin to redeem 2 terms of learning loss due to 10 month school closure of schools. We may have 44 weeks of school, instead of the usual 36”, they tweeted.

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However, the Executive Director of the organization, Kofi Asare had earlier this week in an interview suggested to the Ghana Education Service (GES) to prolong the number of days spent in the basic schools and reduce vacation periods to enable teachers and pupils cover up backlog topics in the syllabus.

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