Management of the Ghana Education Service has given the green light for the resumption of sports activities across schools in Ghana. Sports activities at various schools were on hold for the past two years due to global pandemic COVID-19. Management of the Ghana Education Service – in a press release dated 10th May 2022 – directed all Directors and Heads of institutions to allow the sports to take place after receiving clearance from the Ghana Health Service.
Management of the Ghana Education Service wishes to inform all Directors and Heads of institutions that clearance has been given by the Ghana Health Service for Sports and Physical Activities to resume in the schools, Districts and Regions since the COVID-19 pandemic has been managed and is under control by the Government of Ghana.” Part of the statement stressed.
Management of the Ghana Education Service was quick to add that students and teachers must be vaccinated before being allowed to participate in Sports and Physical Activities. Although the pandemic has been managed, it is relevant to ensure participants are vaccinated.
All schools are therefore entreated to ensure that their students/ pupils/teachers are vaccinated before participating and spectating during sporting programmes and activities. In addition, all the necessary prevention protocols are to be strictly and fully observed as recommended by the Ghana Health Service.” The statement further read.
The Ghana Education Service made another effort in getting a slogan for the resumption of school sports and physical activities, which goes by “No Vaccination, No Participation/Spectating.
Management of the Ghana Education Service provided comprehensive timelines for all sports and physical activities across schools in the country, that is, from primary through to Senior High School.
Inter schools/super zonal activities is slated for 11th – 30th July. Schools across Ghana will get the opportunity to participate in athletics and other sporting events at a designated facility.