GHANA: PREZ AKUFO-ADDO MEETS CABINET ON REOPENING OF SCHOOLS – OPPONG NKRUMAH

President Akufo-Addo will today, Wednesday, 30th December 2020, meet cabinet to decide on the possible reopening of schools in January, Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has disclosed.

According to him, 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.”

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With sections of the public raising concerns as to a potential spike in our COVID numbers should schools resume, the Minister assured that so far, government’s management of the pandemic has been excellent and it will take a decision that will be in the best interest of the country.

“These decisions are not made lightly. But so far, all his COVID management decisions have been spot on. Fingers crossed, he will make the best decision in the interest of our children and our schools,” he added.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in a national broadcast on March 16, announced the closure of all schools in the country along with a ban on public gatherings when Ghana confirmed her first two positive Covid-19 cases.

On October 5, 2020 however, second-year students in junior and senior high schools were allowed back in school so they could complete the 2019/20 academic year.

Restrictions to manage the spread of the new coronavirus pandemic, including partial lockdowns, have since been eased considerably, however schools have remained shut.

The world however, is currently dealing with a new strain of the virus, said to be even more infectious.

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