Since 16th March 2020, the President of the Republic of Ghana, H.S Nana Akufo Addo issued a command for all schools to be closed down due to the heated pandemic creating havoc in the world. Some of the students were asked to return to school but not all, it was only the final year students of Tertiary, Senior High and Junior High Schools that were asked to go back to school to complete their final exams. But the rest were asked to still stay at home.
The School Reopening Committee which was established purposely on modalities for the reopening of schools is expected to present a recommendation to the government on September 21. This was done at the expense of Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES) announced.
The recommendation based on the Director-General said they would submit it to the President to make the final decision on the reopening of schools in the pre-tertiary sub-sector. Prof Opoku Amankwa announced this on Friday during his opening remarks at the workshop on the GES Secondary Education Improvement Project at the Larteh-Akuapem in the Eastern Region.
Schools are likely to be reopened, but it all stands on the President to make that decision, let’s keep our fingers crossed and wait with bated breath for the outcome. Let me know in the comment box whether you want schools to be reopened or not and why.