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General News of Monday, 27 April 2020


Let children learn, don’t overburden them with house chores – Ministry of Education to parents

Matthew Opoku Prempeh Matthew Opoku Prempeh

The Ministry of Education has advised parents and guardians to give children a conducive environment for learning at home by not assigning them to overwhelming house chores that will stifle their ability to continue with their studies.

In a statement released by the Ministry of Education on April 27, 2020, and signed by Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, the Minister for Education, parents and guardians are encouraged to support their wards as they learn from home.

All basic, high schools, and tertiary institutions have been closed down temporarily by the government as part of the directives to contain the spread of the deadly Coronavirus.

“Create a safe environment for children to learn and thrive and avoid overburdening them with chores … we are implementing various measures to ensure that children continue to learn while at home, and we hope that you can render them your utmost support while maintaining a safe environment for them to thrive,” parts of the statement read.

The Ministry has also unveiled that new innovations has been introduced to the online/electronic learning system to give students better learning experience.

“We have introduced a number of platforms, with more in development to assist children in learning … Additionally, the Ghana Learning TV is now available on free to air TV as well as on DStv channel 315, GOtv channel 150 and StarTimes channel 312,” the statement read.

Read the full statement below: