Ghana’s Information Minister, Hon Kojo Oppong Nkrumah says President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will confirm the 2021 school reopening scheduled for January after a cabinet meeting on December 30, 2020.
The government spokesperson speaking at a Press Briefing in Accra noted even though Ghanaians have been asking the exact date schools would reopen but adequate measures must be put in place to curb the virus.
“We know that parents are anxious rightly so. Many of us are parents but schools have to be opened in a careful manner so that we do not have a second wave of infection. The president is just about to take a final decision. He continues to gather both the reports and scenarios. By the 30th when the cabinet is done, a firm decision will be taken.” Mr Oppong Nkrumah stated.
The Ofoase-Ayirebi Member of Parliament comments comes after His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo announced that school reopening for the 2020/2021 academic year has been scheduled for January 2021.
Nana Akufo-Addo in his first televised nation’s address monitored by Georgeweb.org on Sunday, March 14, 2020, directed for the closure of all schools in the country as part of measures to slow the global pandemic.
He, however, in another address to the nation announced for second-year (Form 2) students in Junior High School (JHS) and Senior High School (SHS) to return to school to complete the 2019/2020 academic year.