SHS 3 students and form 2 students threatening each other ahead of school reopening have popped up on the internet accompanied by videos.
Not long ago, The President of the Republic of Ghana, in his 10th address to the nation on coronavirus crisis, stated that; SHS 3 students, together with Gold Track students as well as JHS 3 students are to resume school on 22nd and 29th June respectively.
It is evidently clear that our investment in Free SHS for some students is a huge gamble as some students in their final year and second year at the SHS are not aware of the huge contribution the taxpayer in making into their Fresh SHS education. Another reality is that because of Free SHS: BECE is no more competitive, teachers need not work hard.
One would expect students to come out with inspiring videos that can be used to advise their colleagues on the need to take their preparation towards the 2020 WASSCE and their education as a whole.
Some final years and gold track students have lost their focus ahead of the school reopening.
We are yet to see students take topics and explain them via videos. For now, the best they do is to either produce nude videos or immoral pictures and to make “useless” threats such as those in the attached videos.
After His address, a couple of videos of form Three’s And Two’s starts to pop-up on social media arguably threatening each other in their local dialect. Watch the videos below:
From Monday, 15th June 2020, the decision has been taken, after engagement with the Teacher Unions, whose co-operation I salute, to re-open schools and universities to allow for final-year junior high, senior high and university students to resume classes ahead of the conduct of their respective exit examinations.
Indeed, final year university students are to report to their universities on 15th June; final year senior high school (SHS 3) students, together with SHS 2 Gold Track students, on 22nd June; and final-year junior high school (JHS 3) students on 29th June. JHS 3 classes will comprise a maximum of thirty (30) students; SHS classes a maximum of twenty-five (25) students, and University lectures will take place with half the class sizes.
All final year students of educational and training institutions, which are being managed by Ministries other than the Education Ministry, are to return to school on 15th June to complete their exit examinations.
Again, prior to the opening of schools and universities, the Ministry of Education, and the heads of public and private educational institutions, will fumigate and disinfect their institutions. Each student, teacher, and non-teaching staff will be provided with re-usable face masks by the Ministry of Education. For the avoidance of doubt, all other educational facilities, private and public, for non-final year students, will remain closed. The Minister for Education, in the coming days, will outline, in detail, the specific guidelines for the safe reopening of our schools and universities.