Akufo-Addo announces January 15 as schools reopening date

Akufo-Addo announces January 15 as schools reopening date

Schools across the country will be reopening on January 15, 2021, President Akufo-Addo has announced.

Starting January 15, 2021, schools across the country will reopen after ten gruelling months of closures due to the rapid spread of the Covid-19.

This was announced by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo during his 21st Covid-19 address to the nation on Sunday, January 3, 2021.

According to him, learners in the Kindergarten, primary and junior high schools will be back in school on January 15.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

However, students in the various tertiary institutions will start classes on January 9, 2021, the President has said.

“All SHS 1 students will start classes from 10th March, with all students embarking on a single-track academic calendar. Their seniors in SHS 2 and SHS 3 will, however, return to school from 18th January,” he said.

The President’s update comes ten clear months after schools were shut down on March 15, 2020, in reaction to the Covid-19.

Months into the closures, final year students in both the junior and senior high schools were asked to return to school to complete the academic year.

President Akufo-Addo said the lessons learnt during the times the final year students were recalled will serve the nation as it gears up for the mega reopening.

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“The lessons drawn have put us in a much better position…our children must go to school albeit safely,” the President said.

President Akufo-Addo has noted: “the government will ensure that all institutions are fumigated [and school] clinics will be equipped with the necessary personal protective equipment (PPES).”

He added that: “all other schools without clinics will be mapped to hospitals.”

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