- Matthew Opoku-Prempeh, has hinted that final year senior high school students might do a one-year national service programme
- According to him, if the COVID-19 persists and schools remain closed government would have no option than to roll out a scheme
- Napo revealed that back in the day, anytime there was a bit of disruption in the academic calendar, the government introduced such a measure
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Education Minister, Matthew Opoku-Prempeh, has hinted that final year senior high school students might do a one-year national service programme if the COVID-19 persists and schools remain closed.
Explaining the need for the programme, Opoku-Prempeh said back in the day, anytime there was a bit of disruption in the academic calendar, the government introduced national service to cater for the disruption and also to keep the students busy.
Speaking on Metro TV's Good Evening Ghana and monitored by theghanareport.com, the minister said the government is looking forward to that should schools remain closed.
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Speaking to Paul Adom-Otchere, he said his ministry was relying on the various Electronic Learning platforms (E-Learning) to keep schools running.
He reiterated the suspension of the West African Secondary School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) across English speaking West Africa due to the threat of COVID-19.
The West African Secondary School Certificate Examinations is an annual examination written by final year students in senior high schools.
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YEN.com.gh earlier reported that President Akufo-Addo, in a televised broadcast announced that all public and private schools including universities are from March 16, 2020, were to be suspended for four weeks.
This decision was arrived at as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
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