By | January 1, 2024

GES postponed the reporting date for SHS 1 and 3 students. The Ghana Education Service (GES) has not postponed the SHS 1 reopening date to January 12, 2024. Thus, the reporting date remains the same as January 3, 2024.

Some schools will implement a double-track calendar for first-year students in accordance with the new academic calendar. The administration of the various institutions will inform students of their distinct paths while on campus, despite the fact that they are all reopening simultaneously. The list of double-track schools will eventually be posted on the Ghana Education Service’s official website (

GES Academic Calendar For SHS | Single and Double

2023-2024 Academic Calendar For Single Track SHS 

First Semester
SHS 14th December, 202315th March, 202416th March, 2024 – 2nd May, 2024
SHS 21st November, 20235th March, 20245th March, 2024 – 2nd May, 2024
SHS 31st November, 20235th March, 20245th March, 2024 – 2nd May, 2024
Second Semester
All3rd May, 202428th August, 2024

2023-2024 Academic Calendar For Double Track SHS

First Semester4th December, 2023 – 5th March, 20248th March, 2024 – 9th May, 20242nd January, 2024 – 28th March, 2024
Second Semester13th May, 2024 – 9th July, 202412th July to 15th November, 202417th April, 2024 – 23rd August, 2024

Important Holidays

The calendar also includes the following important dates:

  • Christmas break: December 21, 2023, to January 20, 2024
  • New Year’s Day: January 1, 2024
  • May Day: May 1, 2024
  • Constitution Day: January 7, 2024
  • Eidul-Fitr: To be confirmed
  • Independence Day: March 6, 2024

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