Online academic activities at the Ghana Institute of Journalism has been paused as management of the institution says that it would be observing an Easter break.
In a notice sited by Tertiary Ghana News Team, management of the school entreated members of its community to observe the period which spans from Thursday 9th April, 2020 to Wednesday 15th April, 2020.
Online academic activities will resume on Thursday, 16th April, 2020.
The Ghana Institute of Journalism, like some other tertiary institutions, decided to continue academic activities online after President Akufo-Addo directed the closure of all schools in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the country.
Government declares Friday, Monday as public holidays
Meanwhile government through the Ministry of Interior has declared Friday April 10th and Monday April 13th as statutory public holidays.
The holidays are to be marked as Good Friday and Easter Monday respectively.
“The General Public is hereby reminded that Friday, 10th April, 2020 and Monday, 13th April, 2020 which mark Good Friday and Easter Monday respectively are statutory Public Holidays and should be observed as such throughout the country” as statement signed by the Interior Minister Ambrose Dery read.
The Easter period is a global celebration by Christians to mark the death, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
As a result of the outbreak of the coronavirus, this year’s celebration will be disrupted as many Christians all over the world will not be able to congregate to celebrate Easter.