Akufo-Addo to reopen schools for only JHS, SHS form 3 students, or until further notice?

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The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo after an unexpected closing down of schools since March 16, 2020, is expected today in his tenth televise nation’s address to decide his position on the reopening of schools.

Recall that on March 12 this year Ghana reportedly recorded its first case of the novel coronavirus which led to the President’s directive to shut down all schools throughout the country on March 16 as a precautionary measure to curb the disease.

Despite the country’s preventive protocols and effort to curb the disease it keeps increasing frequently, as of now Ghana’s coronavirus cases has skyrocketed to 7,881 with 281 recoveries and at least 36 deaths.

The president had earlier hinted stakeholders consultations were ongoing on measures to be put in place on a possible reopening of schools in the country.

Following alleged possible plans of reopening of schools by the government, Some teacher unions, stakeholders, and other concern Ghanaians have suggested for President Akufo-Addo to put on hold any decision to resume education in the country.

They also registered disagreement with the Ghana Education Service (GES) on a proposal to the government to consider the reopening of schools despite the high increase in COVID-19 cases.

According to the Ghana Education Service, the virus has come to stay and so schools can not be closed down just because there is a global coronavirus pandemic.

However, the teacher unions this week in a statement outlined some terms and conditions that could make them return back to classrooms should the President announced schools reopened.

In the statement, the teacher unions proposed for the government to equip both the teachers and students with face/nose marks, alcohol-based hand sanitizer and among others to prevent them contracting the novel virus.

Former president and flagbearer of the opposition NDC party, John Dramani Mahama in his weekly write-up dated Friday May 29 2020 advised President Akufo-Addo to consider mass testing of teachers and students before reopening of schools.

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