2020 SHS School Calendar – Green, Gold and Single Track

All Final Year students

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has released the 2020 SHS School Calendar for Senior High Schools across the country. The calendars cover the reopening dates for Green, Gold and Single Track SHS students and teachers.

The basic principle of the academic calendar is that every track of students will have 8 months of contact time in a 12 month calendar year.

In the case of the 2019/2020 academic calendar, it is September 2019 to August 2020.

Students in both Double-Track and SingleTrack schools receive their 8 months minimum in the 12-month cycle.

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Semester 2 for Single-Track schools is five (5) months: January 5th to June 5th, 2020. This includes statutory breaks for national holidays and a mid-semester break.

Double-Track schools, each track of students will have their 8 months of schooling by the
end of August 2020


First Semester for Form 2 Gold ends on May 8th. Second Semester for Form 2 Gold students is: May
11th, to August 28th, 2020.

Form2 Gold will break for Easter and will also have mid-semester break in June 2020.

The Double-Track calendar allows for an uninterrupted period of academic work for Form 3 students.

To provide additional time for Form 3 students on both Single and Double track schools to prepare for
their final examinations, they return on January 5th and stay till June 4th, 2020 (end of WASSCE).

The 2019/2020 Free SHS Academic Calendar is well thought out and with input from key stakeholders.

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