The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, In an Instagram live Q&A session with Ghanaians on Sunday, May 17th 2020, revealed that the President is in talks with stakeholders on reopening of schools soon. This was made known with the statement:
“The government is looking at reopening schools. The President is engaging with stakeholders to know the way forward”.
This comes after the Ghana Education Service called on leadership of teacher bodies like GNAT, NAGRAT among others, to contribute ideas on the safety measures to allow students back to school should Government lift the ban on school’s come 31st May 2020.
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Statement By The Minister Of Information
According to the Minister of Information, government will be considering regular testing of students when schools resume. He also revealed that authorities will make sure every student is equipped with face masks before reporting to school.
The Minister however acknowledged that it is a tough decision and assured the populace that, “the President will update us soon on the matter.”
In the early months of March government gave a directive for closure of all basic, second cycle and tertiary institutions as part of measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
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