Ghana’s current Education Minister, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh has today August 20, 2020, in Accra inaugurated a 10 member committee to deliberate and advise on modalities for the reopening of schools in the pre-tertiary subsector for President Akufo-Addo’s approval.
The Committee is to collaborate with stakeholders in the education sector like GNACOPS and others on conditions to consider before Akufo-Addo in his later nation’s address announce for reopening of schools in the country..
The inauguration of the 10 member committee follows the President’s decision to consider reopening of schools after the conduct of the 2020 WASSCE and BECE for School candidates in mid-September, 2020.
Nana Akufo-Addo amid the outbreak of the global pandemic directed for the closure of schools across the country as a precautionary measure to slow and curb the coronavirus that has killed at least 256 in the country.
The school reopening committee is chaired by the country’s former Education Minister, Prof Dominic Fobih, other members are as follows;
1. Mr Michael Nsowah ~ Chair, GES Council
2. Prof. Kwasi Opoku Amankwa ~ Director-General, GES
3. Mr. Anthony Boateng ~ Deputy Director-General (M & S), GES
4. Dr. Kwabena Tandoh ~ Deputy Director-General (Q & A), GES
5. Mrs. Kate Appiah-Pinkrah ~ Director, Pre-Tertiary, MoE
6. Mr. Madeez Adamu Issah ~ Rep, UNICEF
7. Mr. I. K Mensah ~ Rep, Private Schools
8. Nana Kwasi Amoako ~ P.T.A Chair, Accra Girls SHS
9. Mrs. Patty Assan ~ Director, Schools and Instructions.
The 10 member Committee after engagement with relevant stakeholders is expected to report to the Minister for Education and Manhyia South MP, NAPO on Monday, September 21, 2020, with its recommendations.