As part of measures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country, President Akufo-Addo has directed all universities to close down.
This takes effect on Monday, March 16, 2020.
The President announced this in a national address on Sunday.
“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,” he said.
President Akufo-Addo, however, said students who will be taking part in this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) “will be allowed to attend school to prepare for their examinations, but with prescribed social distancing protocols.”
Story by: Jeffrey Nyabor | universnewsroom.com