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Start and Closing Time For Basic Schools

The contact hours for basic schools will remain same until any further communication from education authorities. There have been various speculations from different quarters on changes in contact hours. However the old start and closing time will be applicable until official communication to all schools.

Start/opening and closing schools are as follow;

A. From 7:30am to 2:30pm

B. From 8:00 am to 3:00pm

There is a total of one (1) hour break for every school.

Districts and Schools are expected to start either at 7:30am or 8:00am depending on the peculiar situation within the community.

Schools may not have one specific opening and closing time but the opening and closing time of schools shall be determined by every school management in collaboration with their District/Municipal/Metropolitan Directorates of GES.

This implies that, school A may start/open school at 7:30am and closes at 2:30pm while school B may open school at 8:00am and closes at 3:00pm.

The opening/starting time for schools, according to the Ghana Education Service is the time a lesson begin while the closing time is when a lesson end on the school level timetable.

Adapted: Coverghana

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