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JHS 2, SHS 2 students return to school in October; academic year for other pre-tertiary students suspended till January

President Akufo-Addo has announced the resumption of school for second-year students of Junior and Senior High Schools across the country is on October 5, 2020. According to him, the move forms part of efforts to ensure that they complete their academic work as government works towards the easing of restriction in the fight against the spread of the novel coronavirus.

He made these comments during his 16th address to the nation on measures taken to curb the virus’ spread on August 30.

The students are expected to complete their academic work on December 14, 2020, the President said amid strict adherence to Covid-19 safety protocols.

This decision was reached by the Ghana Education Service (GES) after consultation with stakeholders in the sector.

The schools will undergo fumigation and disinfection ahead of the implementation of the directive.

All students, teaching and non-teaching staff, will be furnished with reusable face masks.

Meanwhile, “JHS 2 students will be given one hot meal a day.”



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