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Covid-19 Roadmap for Colleges: IFEST suggests return to shift procedure

An educational assume tank, IFEST says a extended continue to be at property of learners could have dire effects to the country’s weak instruction procedure.

In a communiqué issued to the Minister of Training and its allied places of work, IFEST states the nation will have to be guided by the impact of the Ebola crises on training in influenced nations around the world just after universities ended up closed for eight to 12 months.

What was previously recognised as VIAM Africa, now IFEST, has therefore tabled a number of tips or roadmap for a return to school, ideas, that will not only satisfy the aims of the country’s schooling but will also take into consideration the desires of general public wellbeing in these time of world pandemic.

Vital among the roadmap is a return to the change technique to minimize population in school rooms as element of a strict social distancing protocol in the event schools are reopened.


As section of actions to fight the unfold of Covid-19 pandemic in Ghana, the president Nana Akufo-Addo, in March announced a ban on all social gatherings and as a consequence a closure of all universities, church buildings, pubs, drinking bars etcetera.

Even although conditions of good infections have hiked into the thousands, there has been a typical consensus that the bans and limits be peaceful, albeit with social distancing protocols.

Colleges, church buildings, and other businesses have submitted social distancing protocols in get to restrict the spread of the Covid-19 which has given that infected 6019 Ghanaians, killed 33 others with 1737 recovered folks.

IFEST Intervention

IFEST thinks it is time for the college students to return to university with rigid protocols.

“With our a long time of encounter in and comprehension of the sector and just after significant exploration on the concern at stake, IFEST submits the next proposals for thought. The focus of any plan need to be to stop the distribute of the virus in our faculties and control/restrict its spread really should any scenarios be documented,” IFEST reported in its communiqué.

The communiqué in section claimed the universities should have a crystal clear slash, laid down protocol on how to deal with suspected circumstances of Covid-19 when detected.

“These protocols should really be built out there to all schools in prepared variety and in the form of posters on school compounds.”

To deal with the difficulty of huge course measurements, IFEST is suggesting a split in lessons both by adopting a shift method or have some of the students use compounds as their classrooms.

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