His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced the postponement of the 2019/2020 academic year to 2021 amid the outbreak of the novel COVID-19 and temporal closure of schools in the country.
President Akufo-Addo in his first televised nation’s address on Sunday March 15, 2020 directed for the closure of all schools across the country as part of measures to slow and curb the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
Prospective students except final year students have been at home as a temporal school break since the unexpected closure of schools amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) for about 6 months now.
President Akufo-Addo in his 16th televised address to the citizenry monitored by Georgeweb.org announced the Ghana Education Service (GES) has postponed the 2019/2020 academic year for nursery, Kingdergatern primary and first-year Junior and Senior High School students.
According to Akufo-Addo, the next academic year will resume in January 2021 for all nursery, Kingdergatern primary and first-year Junior and Senior High School students with appropriate adjustment made to the curriculum to ensure nothing is lost from the previous year.
His Excellency Akufo-Addo also directed form 2 students in Junior and Senior High schools to return to school on October 5 to December 14, 2020, to complete their academic year and sit for their end of term examinations.
According to him, the prospective students will be in school 10 weeks for intensive teaching and learning with strict adherence to the locally transmitted coronavirus protocols.