Due to the school closures, my life and that of my family have changed a lot, and a large number of students, teachers and parents are in the same situation.
Education in my community and around me has changed from the usual classroom learning structure to a remote learning system, which includes distance and online learning platforms, and the rolling out of lessons on Ghana Learning Television (GLTV) and on the radio.
Daily chores are added to my routine
I am a student at Lamashegu M/A Junior High School in Tamale, where I live. This was not how I planned to spend the academic year! I wake up each day and get on my mom's phone to access the content and assignments my teachers send me. I also exercise after I am done with my house chores each morning.
I am now in charge of cooking, washing dishes, cleaning the compound, and washing clothes. This makes it very challenging for me to learn, so I try to manage it by doing most of my house chores in the morning, then by evening I do my learning. My routines are extremely repetitive.
My parents are home too, and they are more supportive than ever. They help me with my assignments and also engage me with more assignments after I am done with what my teachers send me.
My mother, who is a trader, had to stop working because she couldn't go outside to trade some weeks ago. Things are now better for her because she can trade from home. My mom is very helpful, she assists me with my house chores sometimes, leaving me enough time to study.