The postponement of the school reopening of the 2021 WASSCE students preparing to sit for this year’s examination may affect their academic performance, Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has said.
GNAT comment comes after the Ghana Education Service (GES) Tuesday announced it has postponed final year Senior High School students school reopening to May 5 as a result of the review in the academic calendar.
The General Secretary of GNAT, Thomas Musa in an interview with Starr FM, monitored by Educationweb.com.gh said the GES must find ways to engage students so they don’t become rusty as their final exams approach.
“As this thing has happened, we should look at how it won’t happen again. We should also look at how to engage the children so that they don’t become rusty. We should stick to the issue as to how to get these students to school and now that they’re home, how do we engage them?
“So the key thing now is for the GES to come out with how they’re going to engage the children now that they’re going back home. The kids stayed at home for 10 good months and there are some people when they go home, they have no one to engage and learn with,” Thomas Musa told Starr FM.
Meanwhile, Ghana’s Education Service (GES) in a statement has said it rescheduled the school reopening date to ensure the targeted 1,080 instructional hours need for the 2021 WASSCE students to study is achieved.