COVID-19: Gov’t of Ghana reopens schools for final year students

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Government of Ghana has opened schools and universities for final year students to enable them prepare for their examinations.

The President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo declared this in his 10th update on measures taken against the COVID-19 pandemic on 31st May, 2020.

The decision to resume schools was made based on consultations with the Teacher Unions as well as other stakeholders of education.

Measures and reopening dates for schools and universities for final year students

Basic Schools

  1. Basic Schools are to resume effective 29th June, 2020 to JHS 3 students to enable them prepare for their BECE examination.
  2. Class size of the JHS 3 classroom should not be over 30.
  3. Government will provide re-usable nose masks for all teachers

Senior High Schools

  1. Final year SHS students as well as SHS 2 gold track students are to resume on 22nd June 2020
  2. Class size of the SHS classroom should not be more than 25.

Universities

  1. Universities are to open to final year students on 15th June, 2020.
  2. Lecture halls should contain half the size of students.

The President further emphasized that all other educational institutions such as Colleges of Education shall resume on 15th June 2020 for only final students to enable them sit for their examinations.

Also, there would be mass fumigation of the schools prior to reopening.

Note that with the exemption of SHS 2 gold track students, all non-final year students are to stay at home until further notice.


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Michael Osei-Owusu

Michael Osei-Owusu

Michael Osei-Owusu is a Ghanaian EduTech blogger and a teacher.

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