Teaching duration will be reduced to ensure safety of students when school resumes– GNAT
The General Secretary of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), Mr Thomas Musa says teaching duration for elementary school will be reduced to four hours as part of key safety measures put in place as students return to school to control the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
According to him, the authorities are not considering to maintain the usual 8:00 am to 3:00 pm teaching schedule for students.
Speaking in a media interview in Accra on Mondays, Mr Musa was emphatic that they would rather keep students in school for a maximum of four hours.
“We do not expect students in kindergarten and the elementary to stay up in school after 12 noon as Covid-19 is at stake,” he stated.
This measure, Mr Musa said forms part of the key developed guidelines for students by the government to create a conducive environment for teaching and learning as students return to school.
Reacting to the reopening of schools, he indicated that some parents have expressed worry on the safety of their children amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
A reason, Mr Musa said the authorities and various stakeholders would set up a meeting to find solutions to grievances raised by several parents.
The outcome of the meeting, he assured would be made known to the public.