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Let first year SHS students report in January 2024 - Parliament to Education Ministry

The Ministry of Education has been urged to reconsider the decision to allow first-year students of senior high schools (SHS) to report on Monday, December 4, 2023.

The Speaker of Parliament, Alban S. K. Bagbin, has proposed that the reopening date be shifted to the first week of January to allow both parents and teachers to prepare adequately.

The Speaker has invited the Education Minister, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, to appear before the House on Monday, December 4 to brief the House on the reopening date and other matters.

The move follows a statement by the Member of Parliament (MP) for Akatsi North and Ranking Member on Education, Peter Kwasi Nortsu-Kotoe, on the apparent rush to allow the students to go to school on Monday.

The MPs, all from the minority side, expressed concern about the challenges parents would have to go through between Thursday and Sunday to get their children ready to go to school on Monday.

The MPs, said it was incomprehensible for schools placement to released just two days ago and rush students to report on Monday.

The MPs said they have received calls from constituents for support and even to effect changes in their placement.

The MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, was emphatic that he has received calls from teachers expressing fatigue and asked that some time be given them to rest.

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