Schools To Be Reopened By Mid-January 2021

Ghanaian schools are expected to return to full academic work beginning mid-January 2021.

This decision comes after a cabinet meeting chaired by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

However, the date for an official announcement is yet to be made public.

Sources say it could be any date from January 12th -19th and will mark a return from the long, Covid-19 inspired schools closure by the government.

On March 15, President Akufo-Addo announced the closure of schools in the country beginning March 16, along with a ban on public gatherings when Ghana confirmed her first two positive Covid-19 cases.

Second-year students in junior and senior high schools were however allowed back in school on October 5, 2020 to complete the 2019/20 academic year.

In other news, President Nana Akufo-Addo will deliver the final State of the Nation Address in parliament come Tuesday, January 5th at 10am.

This announcement will be delivered before the current 7th Parliament of the 4th Republic of Ghana which will be dissolved at midnight of January 6, 2021.

This was made known in a statement released by Parliament Of Ghana outlining activities set up to dissolve the 7th Parliament and inaugurate both 8th and   President-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

In a press statement from the office of the Director of Public Affairs, Kate Addo, the activities would be strictly by invitation.

“At 12:01am on 7th January, the Elected Members of the 8th Parliament will convene in the Chamber of Parliament to elect a Speaker and Two Deputy Speakers, in accordance with Articles 95, 96 and 100(2) of the 1992 Constitution, after which the elected Members of the 8th Parliament will be sworn in by the Speaker at the Chamber of Parliament as per Article 100(1) of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana.

 

 

By: Naa Ayorkor Laryea

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