Prospective students in second-year Junior High Schools (JHSs) and Senior High Schools (SHSs) will return to school on October 5 this year to complete the 2019/2020 academic year, the Ghana Education Service has announced.
The Ghana Education Service (GES) announcement is in line with President Akufo-Addo’s directive for JHS 2 and SHS 2 students to return to school after the temporal school break amid COVID-19 to continue with academic works
Nana Akufo-Addo in one of his nation’s address permitted for schools to be reopened to second-year JHS and SHS students for them to continue with the 2019/2020 academic year and sit for their end of term examination.
According to His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo, Form 2 students in JHS will from October 5, 2020, operate with a class size of at most 30 and SHS 2 students with a class size of 25 until vacation on December 14, 2020.
The Ghana Education Service (GES) in a statement copied to Georgeweb.org indicated the students 10 weeks stay in school will enable JHS 2 students to complete the 3rd term and SHS 2 students with the 2nd semester.
It assured parents of students and teaching staff returning to school on October 5, 2020, that adequate measures have been put in place to safeguard their lives in the midst of the locally transmitted coronavirus.
“The government as part of efforts to ensure lives of students, teaching and non-teaching staff are protected has fumigated and disinfected all schools”.
The Education Service added that “Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) have been distributed to all Junior and Senior High Schools in the country.
The statement signed by the spokesperson for the Ghana Education Service urged school authorities, staff and students to consider the fact that the novel virus still exists and adhere strictly to the COVID-19 safety protocols.