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Schools are not reopening in September – Education Ministry


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Schools are not reopening in September – Education Ministry

The Ministry of Education says there are no immediate plans to reopen schools from next month for full academic activities as has been speculated in the media.

Consequently, it has called on the public to ignore reports to that effect.

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“The ministry will like to state categorically that aside from final-year students who are in school, the public should disregard reports going round that all other students would go to school in September,” the Chief Director of the Ministry of Education (MoE), Mr Benjamin K. Gyasi, said in Accra yesterday.

Speaking at the National Inspectorate Board (NIB) School Establishment and Inspection Policy (SEaIP) Validation Workshop, Mr Gyasi said that the report was a rumour and not the position of the ministry, adding, “When we get to the bridge we will cross it but we are not there yet. Once we get there, there will be a presidential directive after which the ministry will make the arrangements. But it is not true that we are going to school in September 2020.”


Schools in the country were closed on March 16, this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The president of , however opened schools for final year students to return to write their exit exams. Most of the have completed and even done with virtual graduation ceremony.


Junior High schools and Senior High School students are currently in school writing their examinations which have been saddled with so many challenges.

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SB Bitian is a Freelance Writer. Favorite quote: "I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happen to them all" - Ecclesiastes 9:11

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