Schools are set to open from 15th June as Goverment begins easing restrictions after stakeholder consultations with Teacher Unions in the Country.
Public and private schools were been been closed for nearly three (3) months as part of precautionary measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 since the outbreak in Ghana on 2nd March, 2020.
President Akuffo-Addo in his 10th Nation Address said the decision to reopen schools and universities is to enable final years students at the Tertiary, Senior High and Junior High Schools prepare for the final year exams.
According to him “From Monday, 15th June, 2020, the decision has been taken, after engagement with the Teacher Unions, whose co-operation I salute, to reopen schools and universities to allow for final year junior high, senior high and university students to resume classes ahead of the conduct of their respective exit examinations.”
“Indeed, final year university students are to report to their universities on 15th June; final year senior high school (SHS 3) students, together with SHS 2 Gold Track students, on 22nd June; and final year junior high school (JHS 3) students on 29th June. JHS 3 classes will comprise a maximum of thirty (30) students; SHS classes a maximum of twenty-five (25) students; and University lectures will take place with half the class sizes.”President Akuffo-Addo stated.
Ahead of the reopening, President Akuffo-Addo has also directed for the fumigation of schools across the country.
He also added students, teachers and non-teaching staff will be provided with face mask during this period.
“Again, prior to the opening of schools and universities, the Ministry of Education, and the heads of public and private educational institutions, will fumigate and disinfect their institutions. Each student, teacher, and nonteaching staff will be provided with re-usable face masks by the Ministry of Education.”He added.