The Ghana Education Service (GES) has begun planning towards the resumption of schools should the president lift the ban on the closure of schools after May 31,2020. The Ghana Education Service (GES) in a letter dated May 13, 2020 and addressed to the Pre-Tertiary Teacher Unions, requested from the Union, their inputs on how to manage the Basic, Junior High School (JHS) and Senior High Schools (SHS) with regards to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
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GES Begins Plans For Resumption / Reopening Of Schools After May 31 : Full Details
As part of measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, the President of Ghana placed a ban on all public gatherings and closure of all educational institutions.
The ban on public gatherings and closure of all educational institutions was extended to the end of May during the ninth update by the presidency, After the May extention, another decision will be made as to whether students should go back to school or not.
Ahead of a possible review and reopening of schools, the Ghana Education Service has sought the inputs of all stakeholders in the education sector including the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) on measures to ensure the safety of teachers and students if schools are reopened.
According to an official statement from the Ghana Education Service , all stakeholder including leadership of teacher bodies such as GNAT, NAGRAT are to make contributions and bring ideas on how the schools can ensure safety of of teachers and students if schools are reopened.
The stakeholder bodies are expected to meet on May 19 to decide on the way forward and come up with ideas which when implemented will ensure that all members of the educational institutions are protected from the deadly COVID-19