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COVID-19: Tertiary institutions to resume Jan. 2021

President Akufo-Addo has announced that tertiary education institutions will resume operations in January next year following the outbreak of COVID-19 in Ghana.

The tertiary institutions and other educational facilities were shut by government as part of the efforts to control the spread of COVID-19. Some secondary schools have however been opened.

Addressing the nation Sunday, October 18, the President said: “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.”

COVID protocols

The President also revealed some 92 persons have tested positive at the Kotoka airport since Ghana reopened its airways.

“Following the provision of testing facilities, which ensure the speed and accuracy of COVID-19 testing, Kotoka International Airport was reopened on 1st September 2020. It has been six weeks since the reopening, and a total of 30,564 passengers have been tested, from which 92 have tested positive.

“All 92 are asymptomatic cases, whose status, but for the test, would not have been detected, and would have spread the disease amongst the rest of the population.”

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