Education Minister, Hon Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh has tasked the government’s school reopening committee to collaborate with stakeholders in the education sector to discuss modalities for reopening of schools.
His Excellency President Akufo-Addo in his first televised address to the citizenry directed for the closure of all schools across the country as part of precautionary measures to curb the novel coronavirus that has claimed 256 lives as of August 20, 2020.
But, Akufo-Addo in his 14th televised nation’s address monitored by Georgeweb.org noted the government in engagement with relevant stakeholders on conditions for school reopening after the conduct of the ongoing and forthcoming 2020 WASSCE and BECE for school candidates.
The Education Minister in line with the President’s decision earlier today called on the 10 member committee he inaugurated in Accra to engage the stakeholders on modalities for the reopening of schools in the pre-tertiary subsector.
The Member of Parliament for the Manhyia South Constituency told the committee to ensure all stakeholders are brought on board in drawing up its recommendations for submission to President Akufo-Addo.
NAPO commended the 10 member committee for accepting the national assignment as part of efforts to ensure the safety of students when schools reopened at a later date.
A former Education Minister who is the chairman of the Committee, Prof. Dominic Fobih, expressed gratitude to Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh for entrusting them with this responsibility, adding that his outfit would be diligent in all its deliberations.
The Committee after collaboration with the stakeholders is expected to submit its recommendation report on school reopening to the Minister for Education on Monday, September 21, 2020.