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Reopen school just for final JHS, SHS students - EduWatch

A promotion association, Africa Education Watch (EduWatch), says the administration ought to begin the reviving of schools with just last year junior and senior secondary school understudies. 

That, it stated, ought to be from July to August to empower them to compose their Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in view of the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) timetable. 

"Begin reviving with just middle school and senior secondary school three students from July to August to prepare their assessment dependent on the foreseen WAEC timetable. 

"They should contemplate the results of the JHS three and SHS three pilot and utilize that to improve the reviving of the whole school (in clusters) in September to start the 2020-2021 academic year," a 10-point proposition from EduWatch to the GES marked by its Executive Director, Mr Kofi Asare, said. 

Schools conclusion 

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on March 15, this year, declared the inconclusive conclusion of schools starting Monday March 16, 2020, after reports of six people testing constructive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) ailment in the nation. 

Furthermore, on May 13, 2020, the GES kept in touch with the instructor associations requesting their contributions to guarantee the protected return of understudies. 

As of now, the four primary educator associations — the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), the Coalition of Concerned Teachers-Ghana and the Teachers and Educational Workers Union (TEWU) had, in their accommodation, dismissed any thought of reviving schools now. 

EduWatch, nonetheless, underscored the requirement for the severe observing and implementation of wellbeing conventions by region and provincial COVID-19 groups to guarantee consistence. 

It said the Ghana Education Service (GES) ought to draw in parent-instructor affiliations (PTAs) on whether to revive schools and how to go about it to guarantee that kids were protected. 


It said once that was settled upon, at that point the administration ought to give World Health Organization (WHO) suggestion offices in all schools including the private ones. 

Also, it said the GES ought to divide all class sizes to a limit of 30 understudies utilizing a one meter removing convention. 

"The Ghana Education Service must give N95 nose veils to understudies since they should wear for four hours persistently and required great ventilation to inhale well," it stated, including that the administration must train instructors in COVID-19 protest instructional method including support for sexual orientation and people with handicaps, the defenseless and COVID-19 patients. 


EduWatch said there was the need to make two clumps of understudies in fundamental schools for morning and evening meetings. Morning, it said ought to be from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 am. and afterward evening from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

At the senior secondary school level, it said green and gold tracks ought to be partitioned into two with every one of the four clusters of understudies going to class for 40 days one after another. 

That, it stated, would split classes to a limit of 30 understudies for every class. 

"Enroll more instructors to help the 320 days of consistent educating," it included.

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