The Government safety plans to safeguard student and teachers ahead of their return to school hs been outlined by the president H.E NanaAkuffoAddoin his 11th address to the nation.
He indicated that schools are tooperatewithhalfthe class size forfinalyear students who begin a six-week period of learning to finish their respective programmes.
Subsequently, for a period of four weeks, they will sit for their exit examinations however,finalyear University students who have taken their examinationswill not bereturning to school.
The president indicated that, prior to final year students returning to school, the Government through the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service, has ensured that all tertiary institutions, public and private, have been disinfected.
Universities, with their own hospitals and clinics,have been equippedwith the necessary personal protective equipment, and have isolation centres to deal with any positive cases.
All other institutions, without their own clinics and hospitals,have been mappedto health facilities.
There will be no mass gatherings and no sporting activities whenfinalyear students return to school. Religious activities, under the new protocols,will be permitted. Social distancing and the wearing of face masks must become the norm on campus.
To aid in this effort, a total of six hundred thousand (600,000) face maskshas been distributedto the tertiary institutions. This is to enable every student, teaching and non-teaching staff to have three (3) reusable face masks.
In addition to this, one thousand seven hundred (1,700) Veronica buckets, two hundred thousand (200,000) litres of handsanitisers, three thousand, four hundred (3,400) litres of liquid soap, and nine hundred (900) thermometer gunshave been distributed, with the transportation and delivery of these items being overseen by the special logistics team of the Government Committee, chaired by the sagacious, experienced politician, the Senior Minister, Hon. YawOsafoMaafo, that is supervising the re-opening of the schools.