The Ghana Education Service (GES), has directed that public Senior High Schools only charge final year students half of the third term fees for the 2017/2018 academic year.
This is because the students, who will be sitting for the 2018 WASSCE examinations will spend only seven weeks in school instead of the full 14 weeks.
A GES memo, sighted by Citi News, thus directed all Regional Directors of Education that “final year students should pay one half or fifty percent of the fees for the third term.”
“It is expected that the Regional Directors should ensure strict compliance of this directive,” the memo added.
Schools are set to re-open for the third term on April 16, and will vacate on July 20, 2018.
The memo added that adjustments could be made if students are made to stay through the Easter vacation.
“In the instance where the final year students will be asked to stay in school during the current holidays or will re-open on 16th April 2018, the fees should be adjusted to reflect the number of weeks they will be spending in school.”