President Akufo Addo has indicated that the government will soon start providing final year candidates of both private and public basic schools hot meals to augment their preparations for the Basic Education and Certificate Examinations (BECE) and also assist them in observing Covid-19 protocols.
Addressing Ghanaians at his 15th session of the management of the coronavirus pandemic, the president noted that there have been several calls for the government to provide meals for these final year candidates as some continue to complain of hunger during class hours.
It is expected that by 18th September 2020, both final year students of the various senior high schools and junior high schools would be done with their exit exams. However, sad reports reaching the outfit of the president indicates that some of these students especially the final year BECE candidates experience hunger, hence the decision to make provisions for these students to get one hot meal a day in school.
“As a result of reports I have recently received that some final year JHS students were going hungry in complying with Covid-19 protocols, I’ve just instructed the Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection to begin preparations to ensure that as from 24th August up to 18th September 2020, all 584,000 thousand final year JHS students and 146,000 thousand staff both in public and private schools be given one hot meal a day. This is to ensure full observance of the Covid-19 protocols” he added.
Ghana has not lost Covid-19 fight Akufo-Addo reveals government provides hot meals for 548,000 BECE candidates.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has mentioned that Ghana’s fight against Covid-19 has not been lost.
He revealed that contrary to claims by some political figures that the fight has been lost, he indicated that the closer look at the data shows Ghana is limiting and containing the spread and ultimately defeating the virus.
According to Nana Akufo Addo, in his update number 14, the closer look at COVID-19 the data shows tremendous improvement especially taking our active cases into consideration.
“Fellow Ghanaians, when I delivered update number 14 some three weeks ago, I indicated that the closer look at the data points to the fact that we are steadily on the path towards limiting and containing the virus and ultimately defeating it. I requested all of us to pay particular attention to the number of active cases.”
He further stated that as at 24th July 2020, the number of active cases, i.e persons with the virus, as compared to Saturday, 15th July 2020, is a clear indication that government policies are working.