The Deputy Education Minister in charge of Pre-tertiary, Dr Osei Yaw Adutwum has revealed the Ministry of Education’s (MoE) plans for schools in the country for the 2020/2021 academic year starting January 2021.
It will be recalled that President Akufo-Addo in one of his televised nation’s address announced for learners in kindergarten, primary and Form 1 JHS and SHS to commence the next academic year in 2021 amid COVID-19.
Akufo-Addo also directed for second-year Junior High School and Senior High School students to return to school on October 5, 2020, to complete the 2019/2020 academic year and vacate on December 14 this year.
Speaking in an interview with the Kumasi-based Pure 95.7 FM, Dr Adutwum said students in the 2020/2021 academic year will have the duration of their vacations reduced in other to cover lost hours amid the closure of schools.
The Bosomtwe Member of Parliament added that despite the reduction of vacations duration, there will be an effective teaching and learning as well as inter-school athletics competition when schools reopen January 2021.