Schools the nation over have been revived exclusively for conclusive year understudies as a feature of measures to ease limitations in Ghana’s battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in his tenth broadcast address to the country said the move is to get ready and empower the understudies to take their last assessments.
As indicated by him, the reviving is with the proper upgraded security conventions and social removing adherence.
Last year college understudies are relied upon to continue school on Monday, June 15, 2020.
“All last year understudies of instructive and preparing foundations, which are being overseen by Ministries other than the Education Ministry, are to profit to class for fifteenth June to finish their leave assessments”, the President said.
Though last year SHS understudies profit to class for Monday, June 22, 2020, their partners in Junior High Schools will return to class on Monday, June 29, 2020.
“From Monday, fifteenth June 2020, the choice has been taken, after commitment with the Teacher Unions, whose co-activity I salute, to revive schools and colleges to take into consideration last year middle school, senior high and college understudies to continue classes in front of the direct of their separate leave assessments. Without a doubt, last year college understudies are to answer to their colleges on fifteenth June; last year senior secondary school (SHS
3) understudies, along with SHS 2 Gold Track understudies, on 22nd June; and last year middle school (JHS 3) understudies on 29th June. JHS 3 classes will contain a limit of thirty (30) understudies; SHS classes a limit of
twenty-five (25) understudies, and University talks will occur with a large portion of the class sizes”, he included.
Be that as it may, educating and learning exercises for every single other level stay shut.
“Once more, before the opening of schools and colleges, the Ministry of Education, and the heads of open and private instructive foundations, will treat and sterilize their organizations. Every understudy, educator, and nonteaching staff will be furnished with re-usable face covers by the Ministry of Education. For the shirking of uncertainty, all other instructive offices, private and open, for non-last year understudies, will stay shut. The Minister for Education, in the coming days, will plot, in detail, the particular rules for the safe reviving of our schools and colleges” Nana Addo noted.
To revive or not to revive
This halfway resumption of the schools comes in the midst of concerns raised by certain quarters that the reviving will place the lives of instructors and understudies in harm’s way.
As of late, the Ghana Education Service kept in touch with partners in the training division to make a contribution to the reviving of the schools in nation since the President Nana Akufo-Addo requested the conclusion of same.
Yet, while instructors from the state funded schools requested that the administration prematurely end any potential plans of reviving schools, the Ghana National Council of Private Schools (GNACOPS) anyway contended in any case demanding that it’s sheltered paying little heed to the ascent in COVID-19 cases in the nation.
For example, Neogenics Education Group, an instructive consultancy, asked the administration to invalidate the present scholastic year and start once again in September following the Coronavirus episode in the nation.
While many had proposed the reviving of schools for just last year understudies, different quarters pushed for the administration to think about the track framework on the off chance that it intends to revive schools