Less than 24 hours ahead of the re-opening of schools under the second phase, learners are energised for a reunion with face-to-face interaction with their teachers after a year-long break.
Happy to return to school after a long break, 13-year old Ryan Amidu gets ready to depart for his new school, to start a new journey which had almost been thrown into uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Like thousands of his peers who are starting Form One, the wait was just too long.
This is a shared feeling as children in non-examination classes make the great trek to school for the first term of this year which starts this Monday.
Hectic schedules and hassles are once again returning for parents.
But they can heave a sigh of relief from the pressures that came with attending to the educational needs of their children away from school due to the pandemic.
While parents were cracking their heads to meet the back to school demands, children had an easier task… enjoying an early snack as they waved their parents goodbye.