All SHS 3 students will no longer run the double track system, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced on Sunday January 3.
Announcing the reopening of schools in the country in an address to the nation, Mr Akufo-Addo explained that his government has been able to embark on infrastructural development in the various senior high schools (SHS), a situation that compels the government to gradually cancel the double track.
The framework was acquainted due with the high number of enrolment into the SHSs following the usage of the free senior secondary school programnme.
He stated: “Along these lines, from fifteenth January, our kids in kindergarten, essential and Junior High, in both private and government funded schools, will be back in school. All SHS 1 understudies will begin classes from tenth March, with all understudies setting out on a solitary track scholarly schedule. Their seniors in SHS 2 and SHS 3 will, nonetheless, re-visitation of school from eighteenth January. I should pressure that SHS 3 understudies in all schools, as SHS 1 understudies, will not, at this point run the twofold track framework. The extension of foundation at the different senior secondary schools, in the course of the last three (3) a long time, has carried us to this good circumstance. In any case, the twofold track framework will at present be material to SHS 2 understudies in schools that are utilizing it. Understudies in colleges and other tertiary organizations are to be in school from Saturday, ninth January.
“Before their re-visitation of school, Government, through the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service, will guarantee that all establishments, public and private, are treated and sterilized. Schools and foundations, with their own clinics and facilities, will be furnished with the vital individual defensive hardware, and have confinement focuses to manage any certain cases.
“Any remaining school and foundations, without their own centers and medical clinics, have been planned to wellbeing offices. There will be, for the present, no mass social occasions and no donning exercises. Notwithstanding, strict exercises for understudies at school, under the new conventions, will be allowed. Social removing and the wearing of face veils should turn into the standard in our schools. The essential arrangements have been made to guarantee that understudies at all degrees of the instruction stepping stool get the base number of contact hours upon their re-visitation of school.
“To encourage the security of understudies, Government, through the Ministry of Education, will give face covers, ‘Veronica’ basins, hand sanitisers, fluid cleanser, moves of tissue paper, and thermometer weapons for the protected re-opening of the schools. The Ministry of Information, the Ministry of Education, the Ghana Health Service and the Ghana Education Service will from Monday, fourth January, begin a progression of sensitisation missions to help plan, illuminate and instruct watchmen, understudies and people in general on additional modalities related with the re-openings.”
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