Following reports on social media claiming schools in Ghana will be reopened in mid-September this year, the Deputy Minister for Education, Yaw Osei Adutwum has debunked the purported reports of a reopening date being set for schools throughout the country.
Reports on social media sighted by Tertiary Ghana suggested that basic and secondary schools will resume in September after the President directed for the closure of schools in March as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19)
However, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum says that when a decision is made on the reopening date, it would be announced to the entire country.
“No dates for schools’ reopening”, says Dr.Adutwum.
The Deputy Education Minister urged students to use any chance of their time to partake in the digital learning platform deployed by schools and the government when possible.
He stressed what is important at the moment is defeating the global novel coronavirus pandemic. He added that once that is done live, in general, can return to normalcy.
Yaw Adutwum advised Ghanaians to observe the preventive protocols suggested by the Health authorities which include regular handwashing with soap under running water, use of alcohol-based hand sanitizer, and coughing into the elbow.
He added that by so doing Ghana stands the chance to win the fight against any multiples of coronavirus.