The directive from the Ministry took effect on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
The statement signed by Dr. Mrs. Martha Gyansa-Lutterodt, Director, Technical Coordination said the students should be made to go home until further notice.
The government of Ghana imposed a ban on all public gatherings like conferences, funerals, festivals, political rallies, church services, Islamic worship for four weeks starting Monday, March 16, 2020.
Schools were also shut down with the exception of final year students.
Some teacher unions including the Ghana Union of Teachers (GNAT) raised concerns demanding that final year students be allowed to go home.
The statement from the Health Ministry asked the Education Ministry to direct all Principals and Directors to treat the directive with urgency.
By Jonathan Ofori, Daily Mail GH