President Nana Akufo-Addo has assured the safety of staff and students ahead of reopening of schools today. Yesterday, in a televised video, the president mentioned among other things preparations made.
Speaking about the advancements in preparations, he revealed that the government is determined to protect lives. Furthermore, he added that he would be the last person to risk the lives of the final year students.
“Government is determined to protect the lives of 800,000 students, teachers and non-teaching staff and I will be the last person to put the lives of the ‘Akufo-Addo graduates’ at risk”.
In addition, he also encouraged staff and students to adhere to the protocols including physical distancing. Moreover, he also added that as part of efforts to ensure protection; nose masks would be provided.
“All one thousand, one hundred and sixty-seven (1,167) Senior High Schools in the country have been fumigated and disinfected. Each student, teaching and non-teaching staff, invigilator and school administrator, numbering some eight hundred thousand (800,000), will be provided with three (3) pieces of reusable face masks, i.e. two (2) being provided tomorrow, and the third within a fortnight.”
Furthermore, he thus encouraged parents to also support by also providing at least one nose mask for their children.
Parents encouraged by President Nana Addo to provide nose masks to their wards as he ensures the safety of staff and students.
“Parents are encouraged to support by providing at least one re-useable nose masks for their children on their way to school”.
Additionally, some veronica buckets, hand sanitizers, liquid soaps and thermometer guns have been provided.
“A total of eighteen thousand (18,000) Veronica Buckets, eight hundred thousand (800,000) pieces of two hundred millilitre sanitizers, thirty-six thousand (36,000) rolls of tissue paper, thirty-six thousand (36,000) gallons of liquid soap, and seven thousand, two hundred (7,200) thermometer guns have been distributed.”
For the first time, the government is going to absorb the registration fees of the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) fees. According to the president, it would cost the nation GH 75.4 million cedis.
BY: ONESIPHORUS OBUOBI