Minister of Education, Matthew Opoku Prempeh has indicated that all religious activities will be suspended in schools as government reopen schools for final years to write exams.

He disclosed this in a media briefing on Tuesday, June 3, 2020, discussing road map towards reopening of schools for final year students.

“When schools reopen, they will not be available for religious activities. It is simple, we do not want too many interactions so that [should the unexpected happen], we can trace who might have come to the school with virus. So we want to keep it that only students and their lecturers are in school. When the junior and senior schools reopen, there will be no visitors allowed during the period that they are in school. Parents can no longer go and visit their kids for that period”, the Minister noted.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced the easing of coronavirus restrictions that would enable the partial reopening of some sectors of the economy from June 5, 2020.

“From Monday, 15th June 2020, the decision has been taken, after engagement with the Teacher Unions, whose co-operation I salute, to reopen schools and universities to allow for final-year junior high, senior high and university students to resume classes ahead of the conduct of their respective exit examinations.

“Indeed, final year university students are to report to their universities on 15th June; final year senior high school (SHS 3) students, together with SHS 2 Gold Track students, on 22nd June; and final-year junior high school (JHS 3) students on 29th June. JHS 3 classes will comprise a maximum of thirty (30) students; SHS classes a maximum of twenty-five (25) students; and University lectures will take place with half the class sizes,” President Akufo-Addo said on Sunday.

By: Richard Obeng Bediako / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdom TV/ / / Ghana / 2020

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