The Deputy Education Minister Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum says universities will not repeat the lessons given on online but will only continue when school resumes.
Ever since schools were shut, universities designed online platforms for their students where they give lessons on topics that are to be learnt.
Same online platforms have been created for basic and secondary school students as well.
There have been several complaints about the initiative as many say they are unable to access which is a worry.
Students have pinned their inability to access on lack of internet access, lack of laptops, PCs and others.
However, Dr Adutwum says the basic and secondary school students will have the opportunity of been taught same lessons again when school resumes but the university students will not benefit from that because lessons will continue from where they stopped with the online session.
“We are not going to have a syllabus being taught to all children, we will pick up from where we left off, I want to assure parents that if your child is at home and for some reasons they are not getting access to TV or the online lessons don’t be bothered because when they come back they will pick up from where they left off. These lessons are just an intervention, it is not like the universities, if you happen to be at the university and you don’t go online to learn you will miss out because they won’t go back, they will do promotion, assessment and other things so theirs is a continues process to finish the syllabus”.
Following the President’s directive for the shutting down of schools and universities across the country and the further extension of the ban on public gathering, the Ministry of Education advised more students to take advantage of the various learning platforms it has made available.
It has been 43 days since students attended school across the country, a situation that is a source of concern for some parents.
Dr Adutwum said the situation at hand is a very serious one and the resumption of school depends on the situation at hand so students should take advantage of this to prevent learning loss.
Ghana’s COVID-19 cases as at April 26, 2020 was 1,550 with 150 recoveries and 11 deaths.