The Ministry of Education says there will be no religious activities on campus when school resumes for final year students.
According to the Ministry, this will aid contact tracing should any case of Covid-19 is being reported.
Addressing the media today, Mathew Opoku Prempeh said, “When schools do reopen the schools will not be able for religious activities. We don’t want too many interactions that can bring in and take out if it so happens that we can contact trace who may have brought the virus.”
He also said for the SHS students there will “no visitors for the period that they are in school”.
Mathew Opoku Prempeh directed the school authorities to hold at most for courses a day, and also the dining hall should be visited in badges.
JHS students are to start their classes at 9 am and close by 1 pm, no assembly and playground activities.
He disclosed that they will be a campaign to help get the JHS students back to the classrooms.
Speaking on the measures put in place to tackle the pandemic, Mathew Opoku Prempeh said all should have been mapped to health facilities that will respond to them should any case be reported.
President Akufo-Addo on Sunday reopened schools in the country for the final year students at all levels.
Akufo-Addo in its 10th Covid-19 address said this is to allow them to prepare and write their exit examinations.
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.
“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