President Akufo-Addo has announced that the 2020/2021 academic year will resume in January 2021.
The president announced this in his 18th address to the nation on efforts taken by the government in the fight against the disease.
“SHS 2 and JHS 2 students are back in school, as are some students in tertiary institutions and colleges. Indeed, the academic year for new and continuing University students will commence from January 2021,” the President announced
Tertiary institutions in the country, especially those that have completed the 2019/2020 academic year, have been waiting for the government to make such an announcement.
Students too have been eager to know when schools will reopen for classes to commence.
During this period of wait, tertiary institutions announced their readiness to commence the 2020/2021 academic year.
Ghana’s premier tertiary institution, University of Ghana, has proposed to start the 2020/2021 academic year in November.
They proposed that first-semester academic activities for Level 200 and Level 400 students commence from November 2, 2020 to Friday, December 18, 2020.
They have also proposed for first-semester academic activities to commence for fresh students and level 300 students from February 1, 2021 to March 12, 2021.
Although they indicated that the proposed dates have been approved by the University’s Business and Executive Committee (BEC) of the Academic Board, they were quick to add that it was subject to further Presidential directives on the re-opening of tertiary institutions.
Other institutions such as the Ghana Institute of Journalism also asked students to start registration formalities for the academic year.
With Akufo-Addo announcing that the 2020/2021 academic year will resume next year, plans by institutions such as the University of Ghana, have been thwarted.
It is unclear what will also happen to institutions such as the C.K Tedam University of Technology and Applied Science as they have already commenced the 2020/2021 academic year.
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Story by: Jeffrey Nyabor | universnewsroom.com