Ghana’s Education Minister, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh says schools in the country after the government’s decision will not resume fully so long as the locally transmitted coronavirus pandemic continues to spread.
According to NAPO, studies conducted by the scientific community on the nature and behaviour of the virus makes it risky to re-open schools fully as it will increase the chance of widespread among the students.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for the Manhyia South Constituency on Thursday said the start of the 2020/2021 academic year which usually begins in September each year will be rescheduled to a later date.
“Once the COVID-19 still remain with us, students will not be made to resume fully as it is fertile grounds for the spread of the disease”, he added.
The Education Minister speaking further said the government after final year students in Junior and Senior High Schools completes their BECE and WASSCE for school examination would take a decision on how to manage the new academic year.
Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo in his 14th televised nation’s address monitored by GeorgeWeb said “the government is in consultation with stakeholders in education sector on measures for the future resumption of academic activities.