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Education Minister’s Full Press Briefing And Plans For Reopening Of All Schools

The Minister for Education, Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh briefed the press on the ministry of education’s preparations towards the reopening of schools, on Tuesday,June 2,2020. The briefing which took place at the Ministry of Information Conference Hall at Accra around, highlighted issues such as reopening of schools, as well as addressing other challenges facing the education sector.

Below are full highlights of the Minister for Education’s press briefing. Click Here For The Complete Press Briefing.


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Recruitment Of Teachers And Addressing Challenges Facing Teachers

  1. About 27,000 teaching and non-teaching staff to be recruited in 2020
  2. All the teachers that were recruited last year have been put on payroll
  3. Ghana National Research Bill laid before parliament. The government will like to acknowledge the role of UTAG in making the bill better
  4. Government has nothing to hide in advocating for public university bill
  5. Academic freedom is going to be enshrined in the bill. People should send their memorandum to make the bill a better bill
  6. Government has approved the increase in Research allowance from GHS 500 to 1,500 Ghana Cedis, this is a 200% increase
  7. Government has agreed and aligned with the concerns of the teacher unions and have deleted the Decentralization Clauses from the Pre-Tertiary Education Bill before parliament
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School Reopening Directives

  1. Schools not available for religious activities
  2. No visitors allowed (Boarding schools)
  3. Disinfection of all educational institutions (public and private)
  4. Provision of WASH facilities for all schools
  5. Provision of washable and reusable Facemasks for all students and staff
  6. Mapping of all schools to health facilities
  7. All Classes to be split
  8. No mass gathering
  9. No sports and sporting events


Directives For Reopening Of Tertiary institutions

  1. Re-opening on Monday June 15, 2020
  2. Final Year Students Only
  3. Six Weeks of Academic work then four weeks for exams
  4. Split all classes


Directives For SHS Reopening

  1. Re-opening on Monday June 22, 2020
  2. Final Year Students (SHS 3) and SHS 2 Gold Track Only
  3. Six Weeks of Academic work then five weeks for WASSCE
  4. All classes to be split – No more than 25 students in a class
  5. Classes will be from 9AM to 1PM Each day (Reduced School Day)
  6. No breaks outside the classroom
  7. Schools will have enhanced daily health protocols
  8. All day students in Boarding Schools will be in boarding
  9. Day schools will haven’t enhanced daily health protocols
  10. Dining will be in batches in boarding schools
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Directives For JHS Reopening

  1. Re-opening on Monday June 29, 2020
  2. Final Year Students (JHS 3) Only
  3. Eleven Weeks of Academic work then one week for BECE
  4. All classes to be split – No more than 30 students in a class


Directives For Private Tertiary institutions

  1. Private tertiary institutions are to provide to NCTE:
    Number of Staff
    Number of Final Year Students
    All Non-MoE educational institutions are also expected to re-open on Monday June 15, 2020


Directives On Ghanaian Foreign Students Stuck In Other Countries

  1. Foreign Students who are outside the country and are identified will be allowed to return granted their country will allow them exit

Click Here For The Complete Press Briefing.

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  1. Please when actually is tertiary institutions reopening school….????

  2. 1. so what about the schools that are not doing double track. will all form 2s be going to school??

    3.Day students in boarding schools that will now become boarders….are they buying all the things used buy the boarders. like mattress…chopbox and co??

  3. This is just not fair! Our lives are still at stake despite these measures. Why can’t we just wait for a while? What’s the rush?

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