Following the President’s 16th address to the Nation, that he made mention of only second year students of both JHS and SHS returning back to school on 5th October, 2020, an Educationist, Daniel Oppong, has called on the Ghana Education Service (GES) to allow all students repeat their respective classes to enhance their knowledge of the period they stayed at home.
Base on the decision of Government to allow the rest of students return to school next year, January 2020, a further consultation has decided to postpone the remainder of the academic year for all nursery, kindergarten, primary, JHS 1 and SHS 1 students.
Mr. Daniel Oppong furthered on to say that, the next academic year will resume in January 2021, with all appropriate adjustments made to the curriculum, to ensure that nothing is lost from the previous academic year.
He added that the next academic year will resume in January 2021, with appropriate adjustments made to the curriculum, to ensure that nothing is lost from the previous year.
“The relevant dispositions will also be made so that the presence, at the same time, in school of all streams of students, can occur in safety”, the Akufo-Addo said.
Before the imposition of restrictions following the outbreak of covid-19, students in nursery, kindergarten, primary, JHS 1 and SHS 1 had already started the second term of the academic year.
In an interview with host of Atinka FM’s AM Drive, Ekourba Gyasi, Educationist, Daniel Oppong, who is enthused about the development argued that it would be better for the students to repeat classes for an additional year and better their knowledge in their respective classes since they had stayed home for such a long time.
“I want the GES to allow these students to repeat the classes so that the students re-learn everything they had already learnt to enrich themselves. I think it would be better than gambling with the health of these students. It’s just one year. Trust me, these students have already forgotten what they learnt before the outbreak of COVID-19,” he explainedThis is what Mr. Daniel Oppong Said.
He was later asked whether or not the change in the academic calendar will not affect the students, the Educationist, Mr Daniel Oppong said the calendar will not interfere in the studies of these students at all.
Personally, what I am contemplating about this development of Mr. Daniel Oppong is, it would be a good initiative for all students to repeat their respective classes, but the question is, would it be viable. Let me know what you also think in the comment box.
Source: Atinka Online