COVID-19: Education Ministry to enforce safety protocols in schools to protect teachers, lecturers.

With schools set to reopen tomorrow, 15th June 2020 for final years, the Ministry education is set to enforce safety protocols. According to Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, this is to protect teachers, lecturers and the students in schools.

The Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh has said the government will ensure strict adherence to  COVID-19 safety protocols in the various universities as they reopen on Monday.

With final year students set to finish their final semester, many are a bit scared. The fear is based on a likely spread of the disease once school is reopened.

In a meeting with University Vice-Chancellors, he further intimated that schools would be sprayed to protect students, lecturers, teachers and non-teaching staff.

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“We hope that since we are reopening schools, we can enforce social distancing. The thought is that if we open for final years, we have enough time and space for lecturers to be able to do social distancing. The President has ordered the Ministry of Health that before school reopens, every tertiary institution, public and private, must be sprayed.

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According to Dr Prempeh, the essence of the spraying is to kill the virus on the surfaces of lecture halls. In addition, this would go ahead to protect the lecturers, teachers, students as earlier stated.

Universities sprayed to protect students, teachers, lecturers and non-teaching staff

“This is to ensure that if there are surfaces the virus is on, it is killed before the students come, to protect the lecturers and the students. For schools, there are veronica buckets and sanitizers that are being supplied.”

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Interestingly,, has found out that\ students are poised for the reopening so they could complete the semester.



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