COVID-19: Schools to be reopened for all final year students - Akufo-Addo gives dates

COVID-19: Schools to be reopened for all final year students - Akufo-Addo gives dates

- President Akufo-Addo has said schools are to be opened for final year students of all levels

- He said those in the universities, JHS, as well as SHS are to go back to school

- The others are to remain at home until further direction

- The president said schools will be fumigated and teachers provided with nose masks and other PPEs

President Akufo-Addo has announced that schools should be reopened for final year students of all levels of education in Ghana.

He emphasised that final year students in the university, Junior High School, and Senior High School, should all go back to school.

The president gave the dates of reopening as June 15, for the universities, June 22 for SHS, and June 29 for those in JHS.

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He made the announcement in his 10th COVID-19 updates to Ghanaians which was monitored by YEN.com.gh on TV3 on the night of Sunday, May 31, 2020.

The president said teachers and other caretakers at the various schools will be provided with reusable masks.

He said the Ministry of Education and the heads of public and private schools should ensure that the schools are fumigated.

Akufo-Addo also said sanitary measures must be observed at the schools while paying attention to social distancing.

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Meanwhile, the president has also said Ghana's borders will remain closed till further notice.

He also eased the restrictions on public gathering announcing that churches and mosques can now operate.

The president warned, however, that any institution that fails to observe the needed protocols would be clamped down.

As of the time this report was being filed, Ghana's coronavirus cases stood at 7,881, with 36 death, and 2841 recoveries.

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