The Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has never said that schools will be reopened by September, 2020.
Schools in Ghana have been closed down since March, 2020 because of the deadly COVID-19, which has affected the whole world.
There were reports on certain news portals that all schools, from basic to tertiary levels, will be reopened this September, according to the Minister of Education.
It has, however, emerged that those reports on the portals were fake, as the minister had not made any such statement anywhere.
It has been established that the story was planted by some elements to cause disaffection for the minister, who has so far given a good account of himself in this abnormal COVID-19 era.
The Ghana Education Service (GES) that is in charge of the day-to-day handling of education issues has not stated when schools will be reopened.
This is not the first time fake news has been attributed to the Minister of Education, as he has been one of the biggest targets of fake news pushers.
On certain occasions, the minister was attacked on certain portals over things that he had not said anywhere, all with the evil intent of making him unpopular.
Reopening of schools in the midst of the COVID-19 has been a thorny issue, but the minister has always assured that decisions will be taken in the interest of pupils, students and parents/guardians.