Ghanaian President announces to open tertiary institutions amidst COVID-19

In the wake of re-opening the economy in the midst of the pandemic to cushion the economic impact of the lockdown put at place pertaining to the coronavirus pandemic to stem its spread, Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said that tertiary institutions in the country will reopen on August 24 for students who have yet to complete the academic year.

The move is put at place keeping in mind the loss of students who have been missing studies since March 16, when the country imposed lockdown to stem the virus spread, keeping their safety in mind.

In his 15th COVID-19 national address, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said, “Government, through the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service, will ensure that all these tertiary institutions are disinfected. Universities will be equipped with necessary personal protective equipment and those with their own hospitals and clinics will have isolation centers to deal with positive cases,”

The President added that there will be no mass gatherings, sporting activities or religious activities in the campus. Akufo-Addo also said that the country’s international flights are likely to be resumed soon after months of suspension.

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