A committee headed by Prof. Dominic Fobih, a former Minister of Education, to advise on matters relating to the reopening of schools for the 2020/21 academic year has submitted its report to the Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh.
Dr. Prempeh thanked the members of the committee for their hard work and diligence and further stated that the report will be forwarded to the President ahead of extensive stakeholder engagement on the rollout of the decision by the President.
It is expected that the President and his advisors will study the report along with its recommendations and then issue the relevant directives within the context of an announcement by the Presidency that the next academic year will commence in January 2021, following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in March this year, which saw the closing down of all schools in the country.
Subsequently finial year JHS, SHS and tertiary students were allowed to return to school to complete their terminal examinations, and Form 2 JHS and SHS students are to return to school to close their 2019/20 academic year.
The Minister on August 20, 2020 inaugurated the committee to official come out with date and modalities for the reopening of schools amidst the Covid19 pandemic.