According to President Nana Akufo-Addo, Form 2 students in Junior and Senior High Schools reopening school from October 5 to December 14 this year will operate with a class size of 30 and 25 due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Nana Akufo-Addo stated this in one of his televised nation’s address monitored by Georgeweb.org when he was updating Ghanaians on measures being put in place to slow and curb the spread of the virus.
The President noted his decision to reopened school to only second year students in Junior and Senior High School is to enable them complete the 2019/2020 academic year and sit for their end of term examinations.
The Junior High Schools (JHSs) with a class size of at most 30 students will be able to complete the 3rd term and Senior High Schools (SHSs) with a class size of 20 will as well complete the second semester respectively.
The Government of Ghana (GoG) following the resumption has fumigated and disinfected all Junior and Senior High Schools across the country to ensure the safety of the lives of teachers and students returning to school.
In addition, Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to be given to teachers and students according to the Ghana Education Service (GES) had been distributed to all schools as part of efforts to ensure a safe school reopening.
The prospective students are expected to be in school for 10 weeks with intensive teaching and learning to complete the ending academic year, sit for their end of term examinations and vacate on December 14 this year.