The management of the Ghana Health Service has advised Ghana Education Service to restrict final year Students to observe the midsemester break in school campuses to reduce the spread of the pandemic in both the students and the general population.
According to Ghana Health Service, the has cited a recent communication to Regional Directors of Education granting permission to Headmasters/Headmistress for Form 3 students to go on mid-term holidays.
The Ghana Health Service recognizes the importance of occasional breaks from handwork in
improving performance and this is important for students especially those in Form 3 as they
prepare for their exams. However, amid the current outbreak of pandemic the mid-term break may present a challenge to the already precarious situation of the virus in schools and the general population. It may also present challenges to containing existing outbreaks in schools.
In furtherance of our acknowledgment of the importance of midterm breaks to students, Ghana
Health Service wishes to recommend the following:
- The scheduled period for the midterm break be maintained as planned
- The midterm break should be restricted to campus and boarding students must not be
allowed to go home
These actions are necessary to prevent and control outbreaks in schools and the general