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Cabinet decides on possible school resumption today


His Excellency the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo Addo and his cabinet members will decide on the exact date within the month of January for all schools to resume at all levels. The Minister for Information, Hon. Kwadjo Oppong Nkrumah made this known on his official twitter handle yesterday. He said that it's a decision that must be taken in order not to risk the life of school kids especially the younger ones. We open that, by close of day today the best decision would have been taken so that school children can go back to school and resume academic work work as they have been home for a very long time now. Some of these students are even pregnant within this period of school closure and it's so sad as they will find it difficult and shameful to come back to school. With this in mind, the GES has instituted a program dubbed “back to school” programme which is to engineer the students to come back to school even if they are pregnant. Readers could recall that, schools were opened partially in October for those in final years to complete and also allow the forms 2s to also come back.

The final year senior high school students also returned to complete their term courses and wrote the West African Examination Certificate (WAEC), while the final year Junior High School students undertook the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in September and in October, second year JHS and SHS students returned to school to complete their term courses.

During the period, some students and teachers contracted the coronavirus disease and were isolated, tested and treated.

It is in the light of this members of the COVID-19 Taskforce were briefing the President in order to inform the Government’s decision whether basic schools should be reopened in January 2021.

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Junior High School Kwadjo Oppong Nkrumah Nana Akufo Addo SHS WAEC

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