The National Inspectorate Board (NIB) which is a body responsible for enforcing standards and ensuring quality education in its recent monitoring visits to some selected pre-tertiary schools realized that some institutions have reopened their schools for in-person classes for learners in lower primary to senior high school (other than those in Junior High School two (2) and SHS 2/ international curricular equivalents). These actions according to the National School Inspectorate Authority (NaSIA) are clear breaches of the president’s directive.
A statement cited by Listengh.net indicates that NaSIA is reminding all pre-tertiary schools who fall under this category that per the presidents directive (Update No. 16) on Sunday 30th August 2020 a decision was taken for only JHS 2 and SHS 2 students to return to school from 5th October to 14th December 2020 to complete their academic year.
The statement further indicates that a decision had already been made with regard to the reopening of schools. The various levels which include all nursery, kindergarten, primary, JHS 1, and SHS 1 students will resume in January 2021 with appropriate and strict measures put in place to complete the curriculum for the previous year.
Based on the above, NaSIA is therefore cautioning all private pre-tertiary institutions acting in contradiction to the President’s directive to desist from their illegal activities with immediate effect.
It furtherly sends a strong warning to all heads of institutions who go contrary to this rule, will have their schools shut down indefinitely.
In furtherance to this development, NaSIA is therefore reminding parents not to send their wards who are not in JHS 2 and SHS 2 to school until otherwise indicated by the president.
Finally, the NIB in conjunction with NaSIA is urging the general public to be vigilant and report any instances of PTEIs breaching the president’s directive to them.