Final year JHS students to resume school on 29th June with 30 students in a class – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo during his 10th address on Sunday, 31st May, 2020, has partially eased restrictions on public gatherings after his address to suspend all public gatherings, closure of schools, boarders, religious activities and others on Sunday, 15th March,  2020.

The president has also announced reopening of schools from Monday, 15th June, 2020. The decision has been taken, after engagement with the Teacher Unions on 26th May, 2020 at the Jubilee House, to reopen schools and universities to allow for final year junior high, senior high
and university students to resume classes ahead of the conduct of their respective exit examinations.

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Reopening of junior High Schools

During the president’s address, he has announced reopening of schools for final year junior high school (JHS 3) students on 29th June to prepare for their Basic Certificate Examination Certificate (BECE).

Class Size

In connection with the reopening of schools for final year JHS students, president Akufo-Addo categorically stated that, classes for final year BECE students will comprise a maximum of thirty (30) students.

Fumigation

In order to effectively provide a conducive and disease free environment for students, President Akufo-Addo said, the Ministry of
Education, and the heads of public and private educational institutions, will fumigate and disinfect their institutions ahead of the official date for reopening of schools.

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Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs)

The President also disclosed that, each student, teacher, and non-teaching staff will be provided with re-usable face masks by the Ministry of Education ahead of official reopening of schools to help follow the precautionary measures outlined to combat the virus effectively.

“For the avoidance of doubt, all other educational facilities, private and public, for non-final year students, will remain closed. The Minister for Education, in the coming days, will outline, in detail, the specific guidelines for the safe reopening of our schools and universities.” He added.

Watch the President’s full address on our YouTube Channel. 

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