The Executive Director of African Education Watch, Kofi Asare is calling on the Ghana Education Service (GES) to clarify the rationale behind the postponement of the reopening of SHS 3 students.

The GES, Tuesday, rescheduled the reopening date for Senior High School (SHS) Form 3 students to May 5.

In a Facebook post, the Service said the rescheduling of the reopening date was after management considered a proposal from the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS).

But reacting to the development, Mr. Asare said it is quite disappointing since this is not the first time GES is taking such a decision.

According to him, “there has barely been a term or semester without an erratic change in the academic year’s calendar by the GES between 2018 and now”.

Mr Asare intimated that GES should have informed teachers, students and parents, ahead of the reopening date; adding that the short notice by GES has been a regular feature since 2018.

“The management of GES, must be held accountable. You know you can’t always get away with some of these things. There’s an element of negligence one can cross and so we believe that the management of GES must be held responsible,” he said on JoyNews’ Newsnight Tuesday.

He revealed that in November 2019, African Education Watch issued a release to the GES stating that as much as possible there should be a timetable that can be worked with to enable parents to plan ahead of reopening.

“The GES must come out and issue a new timetable and assure parents that this is the final timetable for the academic year.”

This, he maintains if not done will bring about the detriment of the education sector.

“Someone must answer questions to the political authority that put them there. Either than that it is going to be a culture that will continue and that wouldn’t help the education sector,” he emphasized.