Teacher unions have negotiated and agreed with the contact hours for Basic schools – GES

The management of the three major teacher unions Ghana National Association of Teachers GNAT, National Association of Graduate Teachers NAGRAT, and Coalition of Concern Teachers Ghana CCTGH have officially disclosed that they have unanimously negotiated and agreed with the contact hours teachers are to spend in schools in the country.

Following the concerns raised by Teacher Unions on the 2021/2022 Academic Calendar regarding the semester system, contact hours, and the number of weeks forty-three (43) and after the negotiations between the Teacher Unions and GES; the following were arrived at:


7:00am to 3:30pm or

7:30am to 4:00pm or

8:00am to 4:30pm


i 7:00am to 2:00pm, or

ii. 7:30 am to 2:30 pm, or

iii. 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

According to the management of the three major teacher unions, the Academic Calendar has been restored to the Trimester System. The number of weeks reviewed from forty-three (43) Weeks to forty (40) Weeks.

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