The President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced that schools will from Monday, June 15, 2020, be re-opened for final Senior high school and university students.
The decision to re-open schools was in consultation with teacher unions whose according to the President, was something he ‘salutes’.
The President made the declaration during his 10th address to the nation at the presidency on Sunday, 31st May 2020.
This means that final year senior high and university students can resume classes to prepare for their exit examination.
“All final year students in educational and training institutions which are being managed by ministries other than the Education Ministry, are to return to school on 15th June to complete their exit examinations,” President Akufo-Addo said.
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 non-teaching staff will be provided with reusable face masks by the Ministry of Education, President Akufo-Addo said.
“For the avoidance of doubt, all other educational facilities, private and public for non-final year students will remain closed.”
President Akufo-Addo explained that the Minister of Education will in the coming days outline in detail the specific guidelines for the safe “re-opening of our schools and universities.”
Meanwhile, borders by air, sea, and land are still closed until further notice.
The President also eased some restrictions paving way for churches, weddings, funerals, and other activities to commence with strict adherence to safety protocols.
Churches and Mosques according to the President can start opening with 100 congregants worshipping for an hour at a time with adherence to the Covid-19 safety protocols.