MoE declares 2023 valentine’s day ‘My Chocolate Day at School’



From next year, My Chocolate Day at School will be observed in all public Basic schools across the country on 14 February, the Deputy Minister in charge of Education, Reverend John Ntim Fordjour announced on Tuesday.

The Member of Parliament for Assin South constituency in a social media post sighted by said the ‘My Chocolate Day at School’ was launched on Monday, February 28, 2022, at Dzorwulu Special School.

“My Chocolate Day at School was launched yesterday at Dzorwulu Special School with donations of chocolate products for the learners. From 2023, My Chocolate Day will be observed in all public Basic schools on 14 February,” he stated.

In other news, Central Region has been selected to host the 2022 and 65th Independence Day Anniversary celebration in Cape Coast, the Regional Minister, Justina Marigold Assan announced at the launch of the approaching event.

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Slated for March 6, 2021, the female Minister said forms part of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s effort to rotate some national programmes such as Independence Day Celebration in various regions in the country.

Expressing gratitude to His Excellency Nana Addo for hosting such a historic Anniversary in the region, the Cape Coast Regional Minister assured that the occasion will be one of the most memorable events in the region.

Ghana on Saturday, March 6, 2021, marked its 64th Anniversary but amid the outbreak of the global coronavirus pandemic, the celebration was suspended as a measure to adhere to the social distancing protocol.

A short special ceremony instead was held at the forecourt of Jubilee House graced by President and his Vice-President and some selected personnel of the Security services, some government officials and invited dignitaries.

Independence Day is a national holiday celebrated yearly. It is an official state holiday for the citizens of Ghana both within and in the diaspora to honour and celebrate the Heroes of Ghana who led the country to attain independence.

The Republic’s Independence Day is celebrated on March 6 every year. Independence Day is also the remembrance of the day that marks the declaration of Ghanaian independence from British colonial rule.


The first Prime Minister of Ghana; Kwame Nkrumah became the Head of Government from 1957 to 1960. On March 6, 1957, he declared “the African People are capable of managing their own affairs and Ghana our beloved country is free forever.

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