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GES Urges Students To Disregard Video On Reopening Of Schools: Full Details

The Ghana Education Service (GES) urges Students To Disregard Video be On Reopening Of Schools, GES noted that it is just speculations and says no definite decision has been taken on the reopening of basic and second cycle schools in the country.
The Director-General of the GES, Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa in an interview with Daily Graphic in Accra, noted that with the current situation where nobody is certain when the COVID-19 pandemic would end, there is no way GES could announce a date for the reopening of schools.

He noted that once the coronavirus situation was addressed and it is safe to go to school, GES would come out with an official date as to when schools would reopen.

Prof. Opoku-Amankwa, therefore urges the public to disregard any information and speculations that schools would reopen in September, this year. According to the GES, the video was an old one picked from a press conference he held last year announcing the reopening of school for that year.


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Director-General Statement On The Video And Reopening Of Schools


Speaking on the video, he noted that:
“This is an old video that somebody has picked and is circulating on social media that we are reopening school in September,” .

Schools closure

President Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in his broadcast to the nation regarding the COVID-19 on March 15, 2020, announced the closure of schools and suspended social gatherings, among others.

All universities, senior high schools (SHSs) and basic schools – public and private- were  closed from Monday, March 16, 2020, until further notice after President Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s announced the closure of schools and suspended social gatherings. The Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Communication were, therefore, tasked to roll out distance learning programmes for students.


Virtual learning


After an agreement with the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC), the Ministry of Education and the GES have, since April 3, rolled out a free-to-air 24-hour dedicated channel called Ghana Learning TV for the broadcast of educational material.


JHS And Basic Schools Online Learning Content


Speaking on the broadcast of content for JHSs and Kindergarten, Prof. Opoku-Amankwa expressed the hope that the initiative would begin next week. Moreover, he said the GES was working to include radio in the broadcast of education material alongside television, adding that the objective was to reach out to more children across the country.




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