Form 2 Gold Track students vacate today; Schools with Covid-19 records to delay vacation

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The Ghana Education Service (GES) has outlined the protocol for Senior High Schools (SHS)Form 2 students as they vacate today, Friday, July 31.

A joint statement from GES and the Ghana Health Service (GHS) said students from schools where no case of Covid-19 has been recorded can vacate and go home.

Also “any school that had a positive case but has not reported any new positive cases within the last two weeks, the students can vacate and go home.” “Any school that had a positive case within the last two weeks, contacts within the Gold Track will have their vacation delayed for assessment and observation before they can be allowed to go on vacation and parents of such students will be notified.”

The two Services also urged the public to support the final year students with prayers as they continue with their exit exams. President Nana Akuffo-Addo eased Covid-19 restrictions for final year students across the country during his 10th address to the nation on the handling of the pandemic; allowing he to return to school to their exit exams.

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He also allowed the reopening of SHS Form 2 Gold Track students who did not complete their semester before the coronavirus restrictions were imposed.

Form 2 students reported on June 22, and have spent six weeks in school.

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Ellis Ferdinand is a Journalist, Blogger and Founder of Ellis Multimedia, a parent company of EducationGhana.org, an Online Education News Blog, PoliticsGhana.com and GhanaNaija.net. Ellis Ferdinand is a Graduate of Accra College of Education and the University of Cape Coast, where he obtained a Diploma In Basic Education and a Bachelor of Education in Accounting. He is currently Reading his Master of Philosophy in Curriculum and Pedagogic Studies at the University of Education, Winneba in Ghana. Ellis Ferdinand won Blogger of the Year at the 2018 National Students’ Awards and was also adjudged 14th Best Ghanain Blogger in 2018 among the Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers of 2018. He introduced the Concept of Education Blogging in Ghana in 2014 with his famous blog EducationGhana.net. now EducationGhana.org His Blog won Best Media Promoting Education in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively, an Award organized by Neogenics Education Consult. In 2019, He adjudged the Most Promising West African Blogger of the Year in Nigeria. He won Writer of the Year at the 2021 EDUCOM AWARDS

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