Committee on school reopening for the 2020/2021 academic year has submitted it’s report to the Ministry of Education.
It could be recalled that President of Ghana, Nana Akufo Addo in march, 2020 announced the closure of all schools across the country due to the outbreak of Covid-19 in the country.
Following the closure of the schools in the country, the Government of Ghana earlier put together a committee headed by Prof. Dominic Fobih, a former Minister of Education, to advise on matters relating to the reopening of schools for the 2020/21 academic year.
After weeks of meetings by the schools reopening committee, the committee has finally presented it’s final report to the Ministry of Education.
It is expected that the President and his advisors will study the report along with it’s recommendations and then issue the relevant directives within the context of an announcement by the Presidency that the next academic year will commence in January 2021, following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in March this year, which saw the closing down of all schools in the country.
However, before the submission of the committee report, finial year Junior High School, Senior High School and tertiary students were allowed to return to school to complete their terminal examinations, and Form 2 JHS and SHS students are to return to school on 5th October,2020 to close their 2019/20 academic year.