COVID-19: Day students in boarding schools to be accepted as boarders

BY: Jasmine Arku
Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh
Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh

The Ministry of Education says all final year day students in Senior High Schools that have boarding facilities will now be accepted as boarders when schools reopen on Monday, June 22, 2020.

This is part of the protocols for the reopening of schools to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus disease.

The Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, who made this known on Tuesday at a press briefing in Accra said parents would also not be allowed to visit their wards.

He explained that it was to ensure that the students who are being protected from the COVID-19 are not allowed to come into contact with parents who may have contracted the virus.

He added that all classes would be split with no more than 25 students in a class.

He said the students would have six weeks of academic work and five weeks for the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

According to Dr Opoku Prempeh, day schools would have enhanced daily health protocols.  

He added that there would be no form of religious and sporting events in the schools.