Government is considering the option of introducing a one year special National Service for the current final year Senior High students, the Minister of Education has revealed.
According to Matthew Opoku Prempeh, that option is on the table should educational institutions continue to remain close as a result of the outbreak of COVID-19.
Matthew Opoku Prempeh whilst speaking on Good Evening Ghana revealed that they will be forced to roll out that plan if the situation persists.
The Minister explained that the introduction of such a system is not a novelty as it has been done before.
He revealed that during the O-A Level periods, anytime there was an “Aluta” that disrupted the academic calendar, the government introduced National Service to cater for the disruption in the calendar.
He added that the Ministry in the interim is relying on E-Learning platforms to keep the schools running.
Educational institutions remain shut following the outbreak of COVID-19 and it remains unclear when they will be re-opened.