President Nana Akufo-Addo last year today Sunday, March 14, following the unexpected outbreak of the global coronavirus pandemic directed for a nationwide schools closure in a bid to curb the locally transmitted virus.
His decision to close down schools comes after the country recorded a positive case of the novel virus that first emerged in Wuhan, China.
His Excellency speaking in his first televised nation’s address on measures to curb the virus monitored by Educationweb.com.gh on Sunday, March 15, 2020, directed for a nationwide schools closure till further notice.
“All Universities, Senior High Schools, and basic schools, i.e. public and private schools, will be closed Monday, 16th March 2020, till further notice”
In other, for students to continue academic activities whilst staying at home, Akufo-Addo tasked Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh led the Ministry of Education (MoE) to roll out distance learning programmes for students.
He however announced for candidates who sat for last year’s BECE and WASSCE to attend school to prepare for their towards the national examinations, but with prescribed social distancing protocols.
Currently, public and private schools have been reopened to all students with adequate measures been put in place to avoid a possible outbreak of the locally transmitted coronavirus among the school children.
learners have been urged to strictly adhere to the Covid-19 safety protocols including wearing of a nose mask, regular washing of hands and use of alcohol-based hand sanitiser as outlined by the Ghana Health Service.