Ghana, Cameroon Reopen Schools After COVID-19 Lockdown

The Ghanaian Government on Monday reopened schools for second year students in junior and senior high schools across the country after seven months of closure due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The reopening is to enable the students to complete the course work for the 2019/2020 academic year.

The Ghana Education Service said the government has put in place necessary measures, including fumigation and disinfection of all schools and supply of personal protective equipment to ensure the safety of the students.

Ghanaian schools were closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak on March 16.

The final year students have completed their exit exams successfully and the country is scheduled to reopen schools fully for the other levels in January 2021.

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In Cameroon, schools are re-opening with students expected to learn in shifts in overcrowded schools so as to ensure social distancing.

Some students will learn in the morning while others will report to school in the afternoon.

Only primary and secondary school students are expected to resume on Monday with universities set to reopen on 15 October.

The government has released guidelines to be followed to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

All students except those in classes one to three and expected to wear masks.

Handwashing points are to be provided around the school premises.

Schools closed in March because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Final year students returned to sit for their examinations, but those in Anglophone regions have been experiencing difficulties because of the separatist rebellion


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