The leadership of the Ghana National Council of private schools (GNACOPS) has urged Private schools to arrange for PTA meetings before the partial reopening of school on June 22 for 2020 BECE candidates.
President Akufo-Addo in his eleventh televised nation’s address insisted for schools to reopened to final year students in the country for them to complete the 2019/2020 academic year and prepare for their exit examinations.
The President assured that adequate measures will be put in place to ensure the safety of students, teachers and non-teaching staff as school reopening.
Following the June 22 school reopening, the leadership of GNACOPS has advised all schools, particularly private schools to call for PTA meetings to consult parents of prospective candidates on the appropriate measures to protect their wards are safe despite the government’s assurance.
GNACOPS commended the President Akufo-Addo for his effort and commitment to ensure students and teachers are safe following the resumption of schools.
The Ghana National Council of private Schools as part of measures to ensure the safety of students has partnered with Zoomlion Ghana Limited to fumigate over 2000 private schools in Greater Kumasi.
The Council in a statement copied to Georgeweb.org indicated that its members are ready to observe the social distancing protocols, the mandatory wearing of nose masks, and regular washing of hands while the learners come to school.
For private schools with boarding facilities, the Council entreats them to show off their best particularly in these challenging times by working effectively with the Council to protect the final year students.
According to GNACOPS schools with no boarding facilities should not admit students to sleep in classrooms or contain them in the school with the intension to help the candidates pass the Basic Education Examination.
It also encourages parents to stop stigmatization about the novel coronavirus pandemic, and comply with the schools in which their wards attend.
As already stated by the Minister for Education, 2020 BECE candidates would spend eleven weeks for revision and one week to write the BECE.
The leadership of the Ghana National Council of private schools says its ever ready to provide support to all schools in situations that may be difficult for them to handle.