Prospective students in private and public kindergarten, primary and Junior High Schools will from January 15, 2021 return to back to classrooms after 9 months of school closure, President Akufo-Addo has announced.
He directed for the reopening of schools giving his 21st address on measures taken by the government to slow the spread of the deadly virus on Sunday, January 3, 2021, monitored by Educationweb.com.gh.
Akufo-Addo’s decision to reopen schools January 15 this year comes after he meets with the Cabinet Wednesday to discuss what it takes for students to return back to school in the face of the global pandemic.
His Excellency as part of an effort to ensure a safe school reopening noted the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service will ensure that all institutions, public and private, are fumigated and disinfected.
“Schools and institutions, with their own hospitals and clinics, will be equipped with the necessary personal protective equipment, and have isolation centres to deal with any positive cases”, he added.
He furthered that “All other school and institutions, without their own clinics and hospitals, have been mapped to health facilities. There will be, for now, no mass gatherings and no sporting activities.”
According to him, face masks, ‘Veronica’ buckets, hand sanitisers, liquid soap, rolls of tissue paper, and thermometer guns will be provided to the various school before the school reopening date January 15, 2021.