A new update is that Ghana Government orders closure of schools and universities because
Ghanaian President and leader, Nana Akufo-Addo orders the closure of all schools and
universities in Ghana as his government curbs the spread of coronavirus.
Health authorities announces that just six cases of the disease have been recorded in the
country for now.
Firstly, within a period of less than 48 hours, Ghana officials now records a huge number of
President orders the closure of all educational institutions with effect from Monday, March
16, 2020 in a national TV broadcast.
Therefore, the president says, “All universities, Senior High Schools and Basic Schools, i.e.
public and private, will closes from Monday, March 16 until further notice,”
BECE [Basic Education Certificate Examination] and WASSCE [West African Secondary
School Certificate Examination] candidates will allow to attend school to prepare for their
examinations but require social distancing protocols,” the President announces.
Many citizens reacts and says they need the president to close the border too.
Others counter the reaction, “Mr President closing down schools is a good thing but I think
it’s best students still stay in school.”
“Making them go home might increase the chances of the virus spreading if some infect
ones aren’t being identify yet”
Moreover, some citizens of the country says they love what the president does.
“Students using the public transport system to travel back to their homes might turn
agents of the spread of the virus. Something should be done on the transport system they
are going to use” one Ghanaian says.