Final year students in Senior High Schools together with Form 2 Gold Track students are returning to school on 22nd June, 2020.
This follows a directive by the President of the Republic Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo in his 10th address to the nation following the imposition of restrictions stemming from Covid-19 pandemic.
Schools have remained closed for some months now which put the final year students in limbo regarding the WASSCE exams.. The Education Ministry is expected to put out the detail roadmap and protocols regarding full scale opening of schools.
Final year BECE students and that of Universities across the country will also return to school.
The President also directed that all other levels of education will remain closed. The President also directed that authorities must disinfect the school facilities before students return. Meanwhile a maximum of twenty five students will accommodated in each class while all other protocols will be strictly adhered to by final year students including the wearing of face masks.
“From Monday, 15th June, 2020, the decision has been taken, after
engagement with the Teacher Unions, whose co-operation I salute, to reopen schools and universities to allow for final year junior high, senior high
and university students to resume classes ahead of the conduct of their
respective exit examinations. Indeed, final year university students are to
report to their universities on 15th June; final year senior high school (SHS
3) students, together with SHS 2 Gold Track students, on 22nd June; and
final year junior high school (JHS 3) students on 29th June. JHS 3 classes will
comprise a maximum of thirty (30) students; SHS classes a maximum of
twenty-five (25) students; ” the President stated.
It will be recalled that the Ashanti Regional Students Representative Council called for the opening of schools for final year students earlier in a statement.