Tertiary institutions across the country will open today, Monday, 15 June 2020, for final-year students only, after three months of shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.
To this end, the government has made available Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and logistics to 234 tertiary institutions, as part of measures to equip them following President Akufo-Addo’s directive to partially open up the schools for final-year students.
The distribution began on Saturday, 13 June 2020 by the Ghana Armed Forces and it is the first phase of logistical and PPE supplies to these institutions.
Addressing journalists in Accra, Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said a total of 234 tertiary institutions are benefiting from this first batch of logistics distribution.
Fifty-seven in the Greater Accra Region, 31 in Ashanti, 18 in Central, 14 in Northern, 22 in Eastern, 17 in Volta, 11 in the Western Region, 14 in the Bono Region, 11 in Upper East, 11 in Upper West, 9 in the Ahafo Region, 6 in Bono East, 5 in Western North, 3 in Oti, 4 in Savannah and 1 in the North East Region.
President Akufo-Addo, in his tenth address to the nation, announced the partial reopening of schools so as to enable final-year students at various levels to sit their final exams.
He advised students, teaching and non-teaching staff to observe the safety protocols and wear their face masks at all times while on campus in a televised address to the nation on Sunday, 14 June 2020.