The Ministry of Health has directed all Principals/Directors of schools to allow all final year students of basic schools and senior high schools to go home till further notice.

The directive which takes effect from Wednesday, March 18, 2020 is part of measures taken by government against the spread of coronavirus.

The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, announced the suspension of all educational activities in the country till further notice.

All Universities, Senior High Schools, and basic schools, i.e. public and private schools, were closed on Monday, 16th March, 2020.

However, BECE and WASSCE candidates were allowed to attend school to prepare for their examinations, but with prescribed social distancing protocols.

Despite the directive, a section of the public, especially some parents also appealed to the President to re-consider his directive by allowing BECE and WASSCE candidates to stay home to avoid any spread of the deadly virus.

In a short time, the government has responded to their request and has asked that all the BECE and WASSCE candidates are also allowed to go home till further notice.

Below is a statement:

Ghana|  Porcia Oforiwaa Ofo