GES assures public of safety ahead of reopening of schools

The Ghana Education Service says it will mark “My First Day at School” on Tuesday to welcome children entering school for the first time

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has assured members of the public that all necessary measures have been put in place for the official reopening of schools on Monday 18 January 2021 to ensure effective teaching and learning.

A statement issued and signed by the public relations officer of the GES, Cassandra Twum Ampofo, urged pupils, parents, teachers and other members of the public not to panic despite the rise in COVID-19 cases.

The GES statement said academic work will commence on Tuesday (19 January). It directed that all schools should use Monday to tidy up classrooms and school surroundings to enable teaching and learning to begin the following day.

“In the light of that, management wishes to inform all stakeholders that the annual event dubbed ‘My First Day at School’ observed to welcome children entering school for the first time, will be held across all districts and regional education directorates on Tuesday 19 January 2021,” the GES said. 

Below is the full statement:

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