Covid-19: Kindergarten, primary, JHS reopen Jan 15 – Akufo-Addo


Kindergarten, primary and junior highs school (JHS) pupils in both private and government schools will resume school on 15 January 2021, President Nana Akufo-Addo has announced.

Schools were closed down in March last year, as a result of the covid-19 pandemic.

Nana Akufo-Addo, in his 21st Covid-19 address to the nation on Sunday, 3 January 2021, noted that measures have been put in place to make the schools safe for pupils.

Nana Akufo-Addo noted that: “From 15 January our children in kindergarten, primary and Junior High in both private and public schools will be back in school.”

Meanwhile, “All SHS 1 students will start classes from 10 March with all students embarking on single track academic calendar.”

Their seniors in SHS 2 and SHS 3 will, however, returned to school on 18 January.

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Nana Akufo-Addo stated that SHS 3 students of all schools, like SHS 1 students, will no longer run the double-track system due to the expansion of infrastructure in various Senior High Schools over the last three years.

However, the double-track system will still be applicable to SHS 2 students in schools that are employing it.

Students in universities and other institutions are to be in school from Saturday 9 January.  

The President said all schools will be fumigated before reopening and PPE made available.

There will also be no sporting activities.


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