Government has ordered the closure of all schools and universities as more cases of coronavirus continue to emerge.
President of the republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in a televised address on Sunday evening ordered that activities in all schools and universities be suspended and the institutions closed with effect from Monday, March 16, 2020.
Schools will remain closed indefinitely and the Ministries of Education and Communication have been ordered to fashion out distance learning programmes to engage school pupils in their homes.
The President also announced a a 4-week suspension of “all public gatherings including conferences, workshops, funerals, festivals, political rallies, sporting events and religious activities.”
Despite the nationwide suspension of educational activities, pre-tertiary students already registered dor BECE and WASSCE will be allowed to attend classes ahead of their exams.
The president advised, however, that school heads and authorities are to ensure that these classes are conducted within appropriate social distancing between students.
Ghana has so far recorded six coronavirus cases, all of which were imported into the country and involve both Ghanaians and foreigners.
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