New Year: Basic Schools in Ghana to reopen on January 15, 2021

Basic schools in Ghana will reopen on Friday, January 15, 2021. This was announced by President Akufo-Addo in his 21st Covid 19 update on Sunday, January 3, 2021.

“Our children must go to school…. we are satisfied that in the current circumstances the reopening of our schools is safe. So from 15th January, our children in Kindergarten, primary and Junior High in both private and public schools will be back in school”, president Akufo-Addo Announced.

In addition, president Akufo-Addo said first-year Senior High School students will start classes from March 10, 2021, while their seniors in SHS 2 and SHS 3 will return to school from January 18, 2021. 

He further disclosed that both first-year SHS students and SHS 3 students will return to the single-track academic calendar, “All SHS 1 students will start classes from 10th March, with all these students back in the single-track academic calendar. I must stress that SHS 3 students in  all schools like SHS 1 students will no longer run the double-track system

President Akufo-Addo on March 15,2020 announced the closure of all schools in the country beginning March 16, 2020, when the first two cases of Covid 19 cases were confirmed in Ghana.

Second-year students in junior and senior high schools were however allowed back in school on October 5, 2020, to complete the 2019/20 academic year.

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