Department announces dates for next academic year


THE 2019 academic year will begin on January 28, according to Education Secretary Dr Uke Kombra.
Schools close today for the Christmas holidays.
Kombra said he announced the 2019 term and holiday dates to allow parents and guardians to make preparations for their children’s education next year. It is also for the information of Government departments, business houses, churches, and non-governmental organisations which depend on the education calendar to plan events and activities next year.
He said teachers were expected to resume duties on January 21.
Term One will have 11 teaching weeks, Term Two has 10 weeks, Term Three with 10 weeks and Term Four has 11 weeks.
Students will have a one-week break after Term One, two weeks after Term Two, and a week after Term Three.
The 2019 academic year ends on December 13. The Education has chosen the theme for 2019 as “Christian and Values Education for a Better Future”.
The theme was chosen to give prominence to the newly introduced Citizenship and Christian Values Education curriculum which would be a compulsory subject from 2019. “With the inclusion of the CCVE as a compulsory subject in our schools, we should be able to address the issues of gender-based violence, sorcery-related accusations and violence, plus many other law and order and behaviour issues affecting our children such as school fights.”

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