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COVID-19: Don’t send your wards to vacation classes – NaSIA to Parents

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Parents of prospective students have been advised to refrain from allowing their wards not in second-year Junior or Senior High School (JHS, SHS) to attend in person vacation classes organised by their respective schools.

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His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo in his 16th nation’s address directed for only learners in Form 2 Junior High School (JHS) and Senior High School (SHS) to return to school from October 5, 2020, until December 14 this year.

President Akufo-Addo indicated that school would reopen for learners in Kindergarten, Primary and first-year Students in Junior High School (JHS) and Senior High School (SHS) next year Janauary 2021.

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However, reports gathered by NaSIA indicates some private schools are offering vacation classes to students not directed to return to school, an act the Inspectorate Authority believes contradicts the President’ directives.

It has therefore advised parents not to send their wards who are not in JHS 2 or SHS 2 (or international Curricular equivalents) to school until 2021.

The National Schools Inspectorate Authority in a statement copied to Georgeweb.org stated that any Pre-Tertiary Education Institutions that acts contrary to Akufo-Addo’s directive will be made to shut down indefinitely.

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Members of the general public are urged to be vigilant and report any instances of PTEIs breaching the President’s directive to NaSIA for the necessary action to be taken.

Source: Georgeweb.org

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