The government has not made a pronouncement on the re-opening of schools, Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has said.
Reacting to media reports which suggested that schools would be re-opened soon, the Minister described the reports as inaccurate since consultations on what it will take to re-open schools are ongoing.
He said: “Government is not saying that schools are to re-open soon, what we are saying is that consultations on what it takes to re-open schools is what we are currently engaged in”
It will be recalled that the pre-tertiary Education Unions warned against any plans by the Ghana Education Service to reopen schools.
According to the unions, they would not subscribe to the re-opening of the schools should President Akufo-Addo decide not to extend the 31st May, 2020 deadline for the ban on prescribed public and social gatherings to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, and go ahead to order the re-opening of the schools.
The groups insist that conditions are not rife for the safe reopening of schools given that the new coronavirus infection spread remain “very exponential” and “still very much horizontal” in the country.
Source: Daily Graphic