No immediate plans to reopen schools in September - Government

No immediate plans to reopen schools in September - Government

- Government has no plans of reopening school in September

-The Education Ministry has asked Ghanaians to ignore the rumour that schools reopen in September 2020

- Schools in the country have been closed since March following the outbreak of the COVID-19

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The Education Ministry has indicated that its outfit does not intend to reopen schools in the month of September 2020 like its being speculated.

According to the Chief Director of the Ministry of Education (MoE), Mr. Benjamin K. Gyasi, the rumor should be ignored outright.

He called on the public to ignore the reports, saying: “The ministry will like to state categorically that aside from final-year students who are in school, the public should disregard reports going round that all other students would go to school in September”.

No immediate plans to reopen schools in September - Government
Education Minister, Mathew Opoku-Prempeh. Source: Facebook/MoE.
Source: UGC

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Mr. Gyasi further indicated that government and for that matter, the ministry has no plans to send students back to school in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Speaking at the National Inspectorate Board (NIB) School Establishment and Inspection Policy (SEaIP) Validation Workshop, the MoE chief director opined that;

When we get to the bridge we will cross it but we are not there yet. Once we get there, there will be a presidential directive after which the ministry will make the arrangements. But it is not true that we are going to school in September 2020.

The only people going to school in the country now are final year students in senior high and junior high.

These categories of students were asked to go back to school to prepare for this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

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Second-year Gold Track students were also sent back to school to complete their first-semester academic work. earlier reported that the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has stated that he is not against the Free SHS education policy.

However, he has an issue with the poor implementation by the Akufo-Addo government.

The former president made these comments in a Twitter post.

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