GHANA NATIONAL COUNCIL OF PRIVATE SCHOOLS HAS RELEASED THE APPROVED 2023 ADEMIC CALENDAR FOR PRIVATE SCHOOLS
The 2023 calendar consists of Two Trimesters of 16 weeks each and 15 days of vacation in-between spanning from January to September. Then First Term of 2023- 2024 begins in September and ends in December.
This is an attempt to readjust the calendar in a way that will eventually take us back to the calendar in use before Covid 19 disruptions.
FIRST TRIMESTER : JANUARY TO APRIL- 2023
School Session: 10th January to 28th April – 79 Days
Mid Trimester : 2nd and 7th March 2023 – 2 Days
Vacation Period : 1st May to 15th May – 15 Days
SECOND TRIMESTER: MAY TO SEPTEMBER- 2023
School Sessions: 16th May to 1st September – 78 Days
Mid Trimester : 13th and 14th July – 2 Days
Vacation Period: 4th September to 18th September – 15Days
36 Weeks for 2023 Academic Year. 16 Weeks fo each Trimester.
FIRST TERM OF 2023/ 2024 : SEPTEMBER TO DECEMBER
FIRST TERM :
School Sessions : 19th September to 15th December – 64 Days
Mid Term : 2nd And 3rd November 2023- 2 Days
Vacation Period: 15th December to 8th January – 25 Days
14 weeks for the First Term of 2023/2024 academic year.
In a related news, a calendar has been sighted in circulation on social media purported to be the suggested 2023 academic calendar for public basis schools
According to the suggested 2023 Pre-Tertiary Schools Academic For NURSERY/KG/BASIC 1-9/JHS
1. The 2023 academic year starts 9th January 2023 and ends 31st March 2023.
That’s 12 weeks of teaching and learning after which there will be a 9 days long vacation period.
2. The Second Term starts 10th April and ends 28th June 2023.
Another 12 weeks of teaching and learning after which there will be 11 days long vacation.
3. Third term begins 10th July and ends 28th September 2023
Another 12-weeks of interaction.
All three terms have 12 contact weeks.
This is the same for KG, Primary and Junior High Schools.
The 2023 academic year is expected to end in September so that the First Term of the 2023/2024 academic year begins from there
This means, Schools will vacate in September for the third term instead of December.