- The Minister of Education has said the reopening of schools in Ghana will be dependent largely on the rate of COVID-19 in Ghana
- Matthew Opoku Prempeh said the decision would be based on science and data
- According to him, that would be the only reason why government would reopen schools
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The Minister of Education, Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has said the reopening of schools in Ghana will be dependent largely on how the rate of COVID-19 in Ghana changes.
According to him, the decision would be based on science and data available on the COVID-19 situation in Ghana.
He made this known while speaking in an interview on TV3 on Thursday, August 13, 2020.
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Matthew Opoku Prempeh said:
"We will go back to school if the virus allows us. So depending on the science and data we will reopen schools. We reopened schools for final years as they maintain social distancing,"
Opoku Prempeh noted that when final year students were made to go back to school to write their final examinations, the government suffered a huge backlash from the people.
He stated that these same people who called the government out for such a decision are the same people calling for all schools to reopen.
"Had it not been that the government was sound of what it was doing they would have given up. All these people saying we should open schools, those people will not going to be there if we open and an incident happens."
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In other news, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the Education Ministry indicated that its outfit does not intend to reopen schools in the month of September 2020 as was being speculated.
According to the Chief Director of the Ministry of Education, 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."
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