Disregard video on reopening of schools – GES

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The Ghana Education Service (GES) 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, told the Daily Graphic in Accra yesterday, that with the current situation where nobody was certain when the COVID-19 scourge would end, there was no way the GES could announce a date for the reopening of schools.

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

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Prof. Opoku-Amankwa, therefore, asked the public to disregard any information and rumours 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.

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

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.

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He said all universities, senior high schools (SHSs) and basic schools – public and private- were going to be closed from Monday, March 16, 2020, until further notice.

The Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Communication were, therefore, tasked to roll out distance learning programmes for students.

SOURCE: graphic.com.gh

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