The Ministry of Education has asked the public to disregard reports that schools will from next month reopen for academic activities.
Speaking at the National Inspectorate Board’s School Establishment and Inspection Policy Validation Workshop, the Chief Director of the Ministry of Education (MoE), Mr. Benjamin K. Gyasi stated that the Ministry has not decided to reopen schools in September.
“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,” he said.
He added that the Ministry will, in consultation with the President, announce a date in due course.
“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,” he added.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools across the country were directed to halt teaching and learning activities. Subsequently, final-year senior and junior high school students were recalled to school to prepare for this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination and the Basic Education Certificate Examination respectively.
However, Government has not announced a date for the full resumption of academic activities in schools.