GES suspends rest of academic year

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Photo: Basic school pupils in class. Credit: Graphic online

A decision has been taken by the Ghana Education Service (GES), to postpone the remainder of the academic year for all nursery, kindergarten, primary, JHS 1 and SHS 1 students, the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has announced.

In of this, the academic year will resume in January 2021, “with appropriate adjustments made to the curriculum, to ensure that nothing is lost from the previous year,” the President said.

He said the “relevant dispositions will also be made so that the presence, at the same time, in school of all streams of students, can occur in safety.”

This development follows extensive consultation by GES, according to President Akufo-Addo, who addressed the nation on the latest COVID-19 updates.

He reckoned that despite the inconvenience and the financial burden the continued stay at home of children are posing to parents and guardians, “these are a necessary price to pay in our efforts to protect the lives of our children.”

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