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COVID-19: Reopening of schools in 2021 cannot be possible – NCCE

The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has predicted that the reopening of schools scheduled for January 2021 would be impossible if the surge in the locally transmitted coronavirus is not brought under control.

President Akufo-Addo in one of his televised address to the nation monitored by Georgeweb.org indicated that schools would fully reopened January next year for students to start the 2020/2021 academic year.

This comes after he directed for second-year Junior High School and Senior High School students who vacated December 14, 2020, to return to school to complete the 2019/2020 academic year and sit for their end of term exams.

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A staff of the Commission speaking at a COVID-19 education forum said the central government even though is worried about students stay in the house amid the novel virus but the reopening of schools in January 2021 assurance cannot be fulfilled if the positive cases continue to increase.

“The promise and assurance of the government to reopen schools in January cannot be fulfilled if the positive cases continue to surge,” Mr Adu noted as quoted by the Ghana News Agency.

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The independent institution as part of efforts to curb the spread the novel coronavirus urged members of the general public to strictly adhere to the COVID-19 health safety protocols to slow the spread of the global pandemic.

Source: Georgeweb.org

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