Ghana Education Service (GES) directed all school heads to stop public operations until further notice.
This the GES says is to avoid coronavirus spread after finding two positive cases in the region.
In a statement released after a meeting with the Ghana Health Service, GES Director-General Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa said that “public events such as Speech and Prize-Giving Days” have been suspended “until further instructions are provided by the Director-General.”
Meanwhile, the GES said that educational materials prepared in partnership with the Ghana Health Service have been created.
“Regional and District Instructional Administrators shall insure the Heads of Schools are freely accessible to employees and students. Educational directors are also required to liaise with their respective National and District Health Directors to ensure smooth school education initiatives. “Thursday, the Ministry of Health confirmed two cases of coronavirus in Ghana.
The ministry said sick cases included a Norwegian citizen and a Ghanaian staff in Turkey.
According to information minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the two individuals who tested positive for coronavirus in Ghana have been there for around a week.
The study triggered terror and confusion among Ghanaians calling for stringent steps to avoid virus spread.
The Ghana International School has been indefinitely shut down since Friday, March 13, 2020, after the outbreak.
The school clarified the change is in keeping with the board’s emergency policies.
Many international schools in Ghana, including Lincoln Community School and Roman Ridge School, had also been informed since the outbreak.
Sources at the Lincoln Community School reported to Citi News that concerns are strong as some parents of school wards work for workers at the Norwegian Embassy in Ghana and have potentially come into touch with a top Embassy official said they have screened coronavirus positively.
Tertiary institutions have report protocols Colleges around the country have started taking measures to protect their populations from catching the deadly novel coronavirus.
Both external conferences organized by the University of Cape Coast (UCC) is postponed until further notice.
The University also managed all overseas travel.
The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), the University of Ghana (UG) and the University of Education (UEW) have both declared an immediate suspension of mass gathering operations following COVID-19 certification in Ghana.