The Education Minister has said there shall be no form of assemblies or any other mass gatherings as final year students go back to class.

Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh told the press in Accra Tuesday, that schools are not available for religious activity when they reopen from June 22.

Announcing measure targeted at containing the novel coronavirus the Manhyia MP said all classes are to be split with no more than 25 students in a class.

“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.

Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh said foreign tertiary students residing outside the country once identified will be allowed to return to Ghana granted their home countries will allow them to exit.

Protocols for Junior High Schools 

  • Schools will reopen on June 29 for final year students only
  • All classes are to be split with not more than 30 students in a class.
  • As a reduced school day, classes will be organized from 9 am to 1 pm each day.
  • There will be no breaks outside the classroom.
  • Schools will have enhanced daily health protocols.
  • Schools will be unavailable for religious activities.
  • No sports or sporting events are allowed.

Protocols for Senior High School 

  • All classes are to be split with not more than 25 students in a class.
  • All day students in boarding schools will now be accommodated into the boarding house
  • Day schools will have enhanced daily health protocols.
  • Dining will be in batches in boarding schools.
  • No visitors will be allowed.
  • Schools will be unavailable for religious activities.
  • No sports and sporting events are allowed.