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Universities must use six weeks to prepare their students for exams – Minister directs

Government has directed that all universities in the country use 6 weeks to prepare for their final examination.

The announcement was made by Minister for Education, Mathew Opoku Prempeh at a presser by the Ministry of Information in Accra Today, June 2.

According to the Minister the new directive will afford students ample time to adequately prepare for their examinations.

He said the decision for the Universities to use 6 weeks for preparation will help avoid concerns raised by students who had challenges joining their online classes because of internet connectivity.

The Minister added that all schools will be fumigated ahead of the commencement of classes with strict adherence to social distancing and other safety protocols upon their return.

Easing of Restrictions

President Akufo-Addo in his 10th address to the nation on Sunday, May 31, eased a few of the restrictions government imposed on the citizenry in an effort to combat the spread of the virus.

“From Monday 15th June the decision has been taken after engagement with teacher unions whose cooperation I salute to reopen schools and Universities to allow for final year students, Junior High, Senior High and University students to resumes classes ahead of the conduct of their respective exit examinations. Indeed final year University students are to report on their university campuses on 15th June, final year SHS 3 students together with SHS 2 gold track students on 22nd June and final year Junior High School on 29th June”

The President explained that the decision was taken after engagement with the teacher unions in the country.

University final year students will go back to school on June 15, SHS will do same on June 22 and JHS will resume classes on June 29.

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