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Schools to Re-open From January 9 – Prez. Akufo-Addo

After about nine months of putting down strict measures including closing down schools to contain the spread of the Coronavirus, schools in Ghana will reopen again from January 9 this year.

President Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo announced these new dates in his 21st address to the nation on measures taken against the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana.

“So, from 15thJanuary, our children in kindergarten, primary and Junior High, in both private and public schools, will be back in school. All SHS 1 students will start classes from 10th March, with all students embarking on a single-track academic calendar. Their seniors in SHS 2 and SHS 3 will, however, return to school from 18th January. I must stress that SHS 3 students in all schools, like SHS 1 students, will no longer run the double track system,” the president said.

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However, university students may head back to school earlier than basic and senior high schools.

“Students in universities and other tertiary institutions are to be in school from Saturday, 9th January,” he added.

Emphasizing his government’s commitment to the safety of students, Nana Akufo-Addo said schools and all other educational institutions will be fumigated and disinfected prior to reopening.

He also mentioned other measures government is putting in place to ensure the safety of students.

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“Schools and institutions, with their own hospitals and clinics, will be equipped with the necessary personal protective equipment, and have isolation centres to deal with any positive cases. All other schools and institutions, without their own clinics and hospitals, have been mapped to health facilities,” President Akufo-Addo added.

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