New Year: JHS and SHS Students in Ghana to Re-open on January 18, 2020

Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh

It has emerged that all Basic and Senior High Schools in the country will reopen fully on January 18, 2021.

The decision to officially open all schools from nursery, kindergarten, primary to the Senior High School level for effective academic work to take place was taken following a cabinet meeting on 30th December 2020.

Cabinet also approved that effective COVID-19 safety protocols should be put in place before reopening. President Akufo-Addo on Wednesday, 30th December 2020, met cabinet to decide on the possible reopening of schools in January.

According to Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Government has been in discussions with various stakeholders within the sector to come up with a comprehensive and detailed plan on the reopening of schools and hence, the President’s meeting with his cabinet is to finalize and provide a way forward.

In a Twitter post on Tuesday 29th December 2020, the Minister disclosed that “President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo prepares to meet cabinet tomorrow for a decision on the possible reopening of schools in January. Key on his agenda will be to examine the proposals for assuring the safety of our children, should schools reopen.”

Schools in the country were closed on March 16, 2020, after Ghana recorded two confirmed cases in the country but they were later partially reopened for final year students to write their exit examination.

Enter Your School👇

Disinfection and Fumigation exercise begins in Central Region SHSs as Zoomlion partners MoE

The Ministry of Education (MoE) has partnered Zoomlion Ghana Limited (ZGL) waste management giants with the aim to disinfect and Read more

Ghana announces end of Double-Track System for SHS first and third years

The double-track system for first and third-year Senior High School students will end upon the resumption of school for these Read more

SHS Riots: NUGS to embark on ‘Discipline Campaign’

The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) says it will embark on a ‘Discipline Campaign’ to educate Senior High School Read more

Some SHS Gold Track Students to Vacate Today

Second-year Senior High School Gold Track students at schools where no COVID-19 cases have been recorded are set to vacate Read more

NUGS Supports EC, On Campus Registration of SHS Students

The National Union of Ghanaian Students (NUGS) has backed the Electoral Commission (EC) decision to register eligible Senior High School Read more

PTA Council of Ghana Opposes Registration of SHS Students for 2020 Election 

The National Council of Parent Teacher Associations of Ghana says it is unhappy with the Electoral Commission’s decision to conduct Read more

Voter Registration: No partisan politics in SHSs – EC warns party agents

Voter Registration: No partisan politics in SHSs – EC warns party agents The Ghana Education Service(GES) has advised party agents Read more

Prof. Yankah Lauds UEW Management for Infrastructural Development Towards Admitting free SHS Students

The Minister of State in Charge of Tertiary Education, Prof. Kwesi Yankah has lauded Management of the University of Education, Read more

Electoral Commission to conduct special registration for SHS final year students

The Electoral Commission (EC) says it will soon roll out a special programme under the mass voters registration exercise to register eligible Read more

375,737 candidates from 976 SHSs to write 2020 WASSCE for school candidates
The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has released the provisional results of the 2020 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

WAEC 's Deputy Director of Public Relations, Ms Agnes Teye-Cudjoe, announced that about 375,737 candidates from 976 senior high schools Read more


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.