The Ghana Education Service (GES) has postponed the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year to January 2021.
The decision to postpone the academic year which was brought to a halt due to the Coronavirus pandemic in the country was taken after further consultations with stakeholders.
Junior High Students in their second year, as well as Senior High School students in their second year, would however, return to school from October 5 to December 15 to complete their academic year.
The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, made this known Sunday in his 16th address to the nation on measures taken to control the spread of the Coronavirus disease.
“The Ghana Education Service after further consultations has decided to postpone the remainder of the academic year for all nursery, kindergarten, primary, JHS1 and SHS1 students. The next academic year will resume in January 2021 with the appropriate adjustments made to the curriculum to ensure that nothing is lost from the previous year,” the President said.
“The relevant dispositions will also be made so that the presence, at the same time, in schools of all streams of students, can occur in safety,” he added.