Sun. Sep 19th, 2021

The President of the Republic of Ghana in his 21st Covid-19 national address has lifted the ban on the operation of schools in the country. This comprises of all levels of education.

As a measure to eradicate the spread of covid-19 in the country, schools, religious activities and all public activities were banned from March 16, 2020. However, gradually, activities came back to normal. But with the education sector, only final and second years in junior and secondary levels were allowed.

But per the 21st update, as early as January 9, all tertiary students are resuming. And on the 15th, all basic schools in both public and private sector will resume. SHS2 and SHS3 will resume on the 18th. However, SHS1 students will have to wait till 10th March.

According to President Nana Akuffo Addo, the SHS1 and SHS3 student will no longer be on the double-track system. This is because the expansion of infrastructure in schools has made be possible to accommodate all students at ago. Unfortunately, the SHS2 students still have to observe it, especially schools that were already running the system.

The president admonished that various schools should still observe the safety protocols. There will be nothing like games and any gathering except for religious activities. And even with that, measures such as social distancing and others in place.

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