President Akufo-Addo has suspended the 64th independence anniversary parade across the country.
The parades are part of activities to mark Ghanaâ€™s 64th Independence Day celebration.
According to a Ghana Education Service (GES) memo, the directive came in a letter to GES from the Presidency on February 11.
The directive is in line with presidential measures of avoiding large gatherings as the country continues to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.
To this end, all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Education Directors and Heads of all schools have, through their Regional Education Directors, been asked to comply with the directive.
â€œManagement of the Ghana Education Service wishes to inform all Regions that the 64th Independence Anniversary Parade on the 6th March 2021 has been suspended forthwith across the country,â€ GES noted in the memo.
GES said the decision was given in a letter from the Office of the Chief of Staff at the Presidency directing for the suspension of this yearâ€™s independence celebration and all its related activities nationwide due to the high prevalence rate of COVID-19 cases in the country.
The 6th March parade by school children all over the country is normally a feature of Ghanaâ€™s Independence Day celebrations.