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The Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) has urged school heads to keep form 3 students in their various schools till they receive some monies from their parents to go back home.

This comes on the back of a press release from the Ghana Education Service asking Form 3 students who were supposed to resume yesterday, April 6, 2021, to stay at home and come back on May 5, 2021.

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Speaking to UniversNews, National Secretary of the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) and Headmaster of the St. Peters Senior High School, Mr. Kwame Owusu Adiomi stated that 80% of form 3 students who reported to the St. Peters School on April 6, 2021 went back home with their parents, with the exception of prefects and the school’s National Science and Maths Quiz team.

“So the information that came to us, GES says whatever it takes to keep them till they have had a remittance from their parents to go back home. In my school, for instance, the parents brought them themselves so they sent them back. At St. Peters, the parents brought them, so when they heard the announcement, most of them I can say without any shred of doubt that my students come by private transport so they drove them and we were able to hold some mini PTA meeting before they left. However, my prefects are here always to monitor the activities of the school together with the National Science and Maths Quiz students” He told UniversNews.

Mr. Kwame Owusu Adiomi further stated that CHASS is going to draw to the attention of the Management of the Ghana Education Service, the infrastructure deficit in schools to help reduce overcrowding and the spread of COVID-19.

“Infrastructure developments are actually going on and continually we are going to inform management of things that will not go on well when you put everybody in the school. It may not be infrastructure alone, but the pandemic. We are supposed to space out these kids and once they come and there is this crowding, then it means we are also trying to propagate the disease. In the context of this COVID-19 period, we need to ensure that there is some level of spacing in the school.” He added.

GES postpones reopening date for form 3 students

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The Ghana Education Service on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, postponed the date for reopening of form 3 students in Senior High Schools across the country.

This was indicated in a statement signed by the Head of Public Relations Unit at the Ghana Education Service, Cassandra Twum Ampofo.

Form 3 students, who were initially supposed to resume on April 6, 2021, were asked to go back home and return on May 5, 2021.

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This, the statement says, is to give the students ample time to study for their West African Senior School Certificate Examinations.

Full statement below

Story by: Kelly Adjetey Boye | universnewsroom.com

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