Ignore rumour, schools not reopening now – Education Ministry

Ignore rumour, schools not reopening now – Education Ministry

Education Minister, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh

The Education Ministry says it is not certain when students would return to school despite reopening rumour.

Chief Director of the Ministry of Education (MoE), Benjamin K. Gyasi has asked Ghanaians to ignore a rumour hinting at a September reopening of all schools.

“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,” he said.

The Chief Director was speaking at a workshop organised by the National Inspectorate Board (NIB) on School Establishment and Inspection Policy (SEaIP) Validation.

Schools in Ghana are closed following a directive by the President on March 15, 2020, due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus.

However, the final year students at all levels have been asked to return to school to complete the academic year.

There were reports that students will be returning to school in September sending excitement to parents who are growing tired of seeing the faces of their children.

But it appears the wait would not be coming to an end any time soon.

“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,” Mr Gyasi said.

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