Prez Akuffo-Addo Declares Reopen Date for JHS 2 and SHS2 Students


H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo in his sixteenth address to Ghanaians on Covid-19 measures, affirmed the date for JHS 2 and SHS 2 to resume academic works.

In his speech, he boldly declared that JHS 2 and SHS 2 students are to resume on 5th October 2020.

JHS to operate with a class size of 30 and SHS to operate with a class size of 25. The president also highlighted that, JHS 2 and SHS 2 will have 10 weeks to prepare for their examination

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Fellow Ghanaians, I will now address the question of the re-opening of our schools. With continuing students in the University of Cape Coast, the University of Health and Allied sciences, Technical Universities, and some other Colleges returning to school almost a week ago, to finish the academic year, the decision has been taken by the Ghana Education Service after consultation with the relevant stakeholders, for SHS 2 and JHS 2 students to return to school from 5 October to 14th December 2020 to complete their academic year.

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With Junior High Schools operating with class sizes of thirty (30), and Senior High Schools with class sizes of twenty-five (25), SHS 2 and JHS 2 students will be in school for ten (10) weeks to study, and write their end of term examinations. SHS 2 students in boarding houses are to return to their various dormitories on 5 October, whilst day students, respecting fully the COVID-19 protocols, will commute from home to their respective schools on the same date. 

Prior to reopening, all Junior and Senior High Schools will be fumigated and disinfected. Just as was done in the case of final year university, JHS and SHS students, all JHS 2 and SHS 2 students, as well as all teaching and non – teaching staff, will be given reusable face masks. Each School will be provided with Veronica Buckets, gallons of liquid soap, rolls or tissue paper, thermometer guns, and 200 mils containers of sanitizers. JHS 2 students will be given one hot meal a day.” He added

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