The Ghana Education Service (GES) is calling on the various teachers association in Ghana to support its course for the reopening of schools.
Schools at every level in Ghana was affected by the outbreak of the pandemic which forced the indefinite closure of all schools across the country since March.
The President in his 9th address to the nation also extended the ban on public gatherings to the 31st May 2020, due to the increasing number of cases in the country.
But in a letter to the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAt), GES is counting on their support on the call for the reopening of schools in case the President review the directives.
According to the letter, the management of Ghana Education Service (GES) is putting together its plans for a possible reopening of schools should the President review the directive on public gathering and the closure of schools.
GES believes that “as a major stakeholder in education delivery we wish to have your input as an Association on the strategies to adopt to ensure that we can smoothly reopen schools while ensuring the maximum security and safety.”
“We will be grateful to have your inputs by close of work on Tuesday, 19th May 2020.”
The closure of schools affected the WAEC examinations for the final year students at the second cycle and the basic level which was expected to begin in March and June respectively, causing the indefinite postponements of both examinations.