Gov’t reverses semester system, back to trimester calendar for basic schools

The government has reversed its new semester-based academic calendar system and reinstated the trimester system.

This was contained in a statement on Friday, January 21, 2022.

The introduction of the semester-based academic calendar for basic schools including Kindergarten, and Junior High School was met with resistance by some stakeholders in the educational sector.

Many argued that they were not consulted.

After several debates and discussions, the government has gone back to the old trimester system.

A statement announcing the reversal of the semester system said: “The Minister has received representation from a section of the public and key educational stakeholders to reinstate the Trimester system. 

“After further consultation on the issue, the Honourable Minister for Education has directed that the calendar for Kindergarten to Junior High School for the current academic year should revert to the Trimester system.”

The second term commences 10th May and ends on 18th August, 2022, while the third term will span 13th September to 22nd December, 2022


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