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The Deputy Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Education, Kwasi Obeng-Fosu has urged parents, guardians, and students who following yesterday’s school reopening were stranded in their various schools to be calm as the everything is under control.

Kwasi Obeng-Fosu said due to the rush by students to their schools, some of them got stranded but that does not mean measures were not put in place for the partial reopening.

As directed by President Akufo-Addo in his 12th televised nation’s address, final year and form 2 Gold track students reported to school yesterday Monday, June 22 to complete the 2019/2020 academic year and prepare to sit for their final examination.

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However, can confirm that some students got stranded while others were denied entry after 6:00 pm on the first day of reporting.

There were instances were over 100 students got stranded at the Sekondi College in the Western Region, according to the students the Headmistress instructed the security men to close the school’s main gate after 5:00 pm.

The Deputy Public Relations Officer for the Ministry of Education, Kwasi Obeng-Fosu reacting to the issue on Onua TV’s Maakye on Tuesday monitored by said parents should be calm as the situation will be restored to normalcy as it the first day of reopening since the long weeks of schools closure.

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In his view, the unfortunate circumstance is amid students rushed to the various schools.

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The Deputy Public Relations Officer when asked whether students should be permitted entry to the school premises after 6:00 pm said “management can make a decision to allow students to enter after 6 pm”.

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