Extension of instructional hours by GES in public basic schools
A letter signed by the New Juabeng Municipal Director of Ghana Education Service (GES), Victor deGradt-Etsison, and sighted by Educandghana.net indicates that there has been an extension of instructional hours in all public schools in the municipal.
The said letter was addressed to all Heads of public schools indicating that schools will now start classes at 8:00 hours GMT and close at 15.00 hours GMT effective Monday, 23 August 2021 until otherwise directed.
Notwithstanding the paragraphs above, all Heads of schools are to continue to ensure the strict observance of the COVID-19 Protocols in their schools.
According to the GES director of the municipality, the Directorate will meet stakeholders in the schools that are operating the shift system at the Primary level as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak for further discussion on how to run the schools to ensure effective teaching and learning without promoting the spread of COviD-19 and its third wave.