The National Inspectorate Board (NIB) has urged proprietors of private schools to engage parents so they come to a consensus on fees to be charged for virtual learning.
This follows the government’s directive to postpone the remainder of the academic year for nursery, kindergarten, primary, and JHS 1 and SHS 1 students.
Meanwhile SHS2 and JHS 2 students will return to school on October 5, 2020.
The section of school-going children who will be home till January 2021 will continue their virtual learning and NIB is urging these proprietors to engage parents so the system continues.
The Ministry of Education in collaboration with the Ghana Education Service has held virtual learning for over 3 months ever since COVID-19 halted school activities.
Below is their release.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CLARIFICATION ON VIRTUAL LEARNING
It has come to the notice of the National Inspectorate Board (NIB) that some proprietors and school authorities are unclear about the President’s directives on the continuation of school for the rest of the year.
As directed by the President in his sixteenth address to the nation on Sunday, 30th August 2020, a decision has been taken “for SHS 2 and JHS 2 students to return to school from 5th October to 14th December 2020 to complete their academic year.”
In his second address to the nation on Sunday, 15th March, 2020, the President indicated that “All Universities, Senior High Schools, and basic schools, i.e. public and private schools, will be closed Monday, 16th March, 2020, till further notice. The Ministry of Education, in collaboration with the Ministry of Communication, has been tasked to roll out distance learning programmes.” This directive still holds for virtual learning.
Further, the NIB advises private school proprietors to engage parents to reach a consensus on fees to be charged for virtual learning.
For further clarification, please contact the Manager, General Administration of the NIB on 0302907589 or 0545732688 or via e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org.
HAGGAR HILDA AMPADU, PhD
Cc: HON. MINISTER OF EDUCATION, MoE HON. DEPUTY MINISTERS OF EDUCATION, MoE
CHIEF DIRECTOR, MoE