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Akufo-Addo to meet Cabinet over reopening of schools

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will today [Wednesday, 30th December 2020] meet the cabinet to decide on the possible reopening of schools in January 2021.

President Nana Akufo-Addo in one of his addresses to the nation on measures taken by the government to curb the spread of the virus asked the government to take a decision on the reopening before next year.

The government has been in discussions with various stakeholders within the sector to come up with a comprehensive and detailed plan for the reopening of schools.

The President’s meeting with his cabinet will therefore finalize and provide a way forward on the reopening.

Schools have been closed since March 15, 2020, as part of the government’s measures to curtail the spread of the COVID-19.

Educational institutions were subsequently reopened partially for final year students to complete their academic work and sit for their exit exams and for continuing students to complete their academic terms.

President Nana Akufo-Addo on Sunday, August 31, 2020, during his 16th COVID-19 update to Ghanaians, announced that all nursery, kindergarten, primary, Junior High School (JHS) 1 and Senior High School (SHS) 1 student and pupils will have the completion of the 2019/2020 academic year postponed to January 2021.

He subsequently postponed the reopening of tertiary schools in the country to January 2021.

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