President Akufo Addo has announced the return to school of continuing students in the country’s tertiary institutions on 24th August 2020, to complete their academic year.
According to the President, the decision was reached following extensive consultation with stakeholders.
Delivering his 15th National Address on Sunday on the country’s fight against COVID-19, President Akufo Addo stated that just as was done for final year students who returned to school, government through the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service will ensure that all the tertiary institutions are disinfected.
“Universities will be equipped with the necessary personal protective equipment and those with their own hospitals and clinics will have isolation centres to deal with any positive cases. All other institutions without their own clinics and hospitals will be marked to hospital facilities”
“There will be no mass gatherings and sporting activities. Religious activities under the new protocol will be permitted. Social distancing and the wearing of face mask must become the norm on campus,” President Akufo Addo added.
President Akufo Addo announced the shut down of all educational institutions – universities, second cycle schools and basic schools effective, March 16, 2020 until further notice in the wake of the outbreak of the deadly COVID-19.
Final year students of universities, Senior High Schools, and Junior High Schools were subsequently recalled back to school to enable them to prepare and write their final examinations.