The National Inspectorate Board (NIB) under the auspices of the Ministry of Education (MoE) has denied reports by some online news portal claiming Education Minister, Matthew Opoku Prempeh has said all schools would be reopened in September 2020.
The Board in a communiqué mirrored by Georgeweb.org indicated that the Member of Parliament for the Manhyia South Constituency has not said students will return back to school in September this year.
The said news portal’s reported that Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh has given a green light for basic to tertiary schools to resume academic activities in the classroom on Tuesday, September 2020.
According to them, the Education Minister made the announcement on Thursday, July 30, 2020, adding that rumors were circulating even before NAPO came to make it public.
The misleading portal’s claimed Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh said it will be better for schools to be reopened to students than to see them roaming unnecessarily as the Government of Ghana ease the COVID-19 restrictions.
The National Inspectorate Board (NIB) however has urged it’s relevant stakeholders, students and the general public to disregard such purporting reports, until a Presidential directive is issued to indicate so.
Meanwhile, His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo in his 14th televised nation’s address said the government is in talks with the stakeholders in the education sector to determine the conditions for re-opening of schools after the 2020 BECE and WASSCE for school are concluded in mid-September.