The Ghana Education Service (GES) under the auspices of the Ministry of Education (MoE) has approved for Junior High Schools (JHS) to run a semester programme for the 2021/2022 academic year.
Professor kwasi Opoku Amankwa, the Director General of the Ghana Education Service (GES) announced this at a Press Briefing monitored by Educationweb.com.gh on Monday January 4, 2020.
The Service decision to run semester programme for Junior High Schools comes after President Nana Akufo-Addo directed for students to return back to school from 15th January to start the 2021/2022 academic year.
“So, from 15th January, our children in kindergarten, primary and Junior High, in both private and public schools, will be back in school. All SHS 1 students will start classes from 10th March, with all students embarking on a single-track academic calendar”, His Excellency stated.
A staff of the Education Service when reached out by Educationweb.com.gh on the upcoming semester programme for the basic schools said “this forms part of measures to reduce the risk of students contracting COVID-19”
Prof Kwasi Opoku Amankwa speaking to Journalist at the Briefing noted arrangements are underway for disinfection of all schools, provision of veronica buckets among others to ensure students and teachers are safe.
“So there will be disinfection of all schools, provision of veronica buckets, soaps and tissue papers to the schools and also equip each student and teacher with reusable washable face masks”, he told the media.