Tertiary schools in Ghana will resume normal activities in January 2021. This was announced by President Akufo-Addo in an address to the nation on Sunday, October 18.
Schools had been closed since March as part of measures to curtail the spread of the coronavirus.
Educational institutions were subsequently reopened in phases for final year students to complete their academic work.
President Akufo Addo said the academic year will begin for new and continuing students in January, adding that, the ban on the number of persons allowed to attend conferences has been lifted subject to strict adherence of the COVID-19 protocols
President Akufo-Addo noted that the economy is bouncing back from the effects of the Coronavirus with many sectors reaching pre-lockdown levels already.
He said government’s handling of the situation has helped to avoid the sort of catastrophe witnessed in some countries. He however urged Ghanaians to continue to observe preventive protocols such as wearing of nose ask.
The President was hopeful Ghana will achieve the Zero active case target.
President Akufo-Addo cautioned against complacency in the management and fight against Covid-19. He said despite the low number of active cases being recorded across the country, Ghanaians need to err on the side of caution as the virus continues to remain a mystery.
President Akufo-Addo said the tragedy of the disease in Ghana, mirrors that of an epidemic of reduced disease activity.
He said that covid-19 related deaths in Ghana remain low as against what is happening in other parts of the world. He attributed the success in containing the spread of the virus to the prudent measures his government instituted to tackle the pandemic.
President Akufo-Addo rejected calls for the extension of the three-day mandatory PCR test period for passengers on arrival at the Kotoka International Airport to five days.