The National Inspectorate Board (NIB) now National Schools Inspectorate Authority (NaSIA) has threatened to “shut down indefinitely” any pre–tertiary education institution (PTEIs) which is breaching the presidential directive on the re-opening of schools.
In a statement signed by its Executive Director/Inspector – General of Schools, Madam Haggar Hilda Ampadu, they mentioned that some Pre – Tertiary Education Institutions have reopened their schools for in-person classes for learners in lower primary to Senior High School (other than those in JHS 2 and SHS 2/Internal Curricular equivalents)
The Authority says that the actions of these schools are in violation of President Akufo-Addo’s directive for the reopening of schools which was indicated in his 16th Address.
In that address, the President stated that only SHS 2 and JHS 2 students are to return to school from October 5, 2020 to 14th December, 2020 to complete their academic year.
The address also indicated that a decision had been reached to postpone the remainder of the academic year for all nursery, kindergarten, primary, JHS 1 and SHS 1 students.
The NaSIA has asked schools who are not complying with the President’s to stop their activities with immediate effect as they risk being shut down indefinitely.
Story by: Daniel Sackitey │universnewsroom.com