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COVID-19 School Reopening: Headteachers Commit to Protect Students.

Head teachers of some Junior High Schools in the Adentan Municipality in the Greater Accra region have expressed their commitment to ensuring that no student contracts COVID-19 as lessons begin for form three students across the country.

Head teachers of the Amrahia AdMA A&B, Reformed Academy, Fortified Preparatory, and Golden Angle Junior High Schools, organized orientations for students on Monday June 29 as part of measure to ensure students are protected from infection.

President of the Republic of Ghana H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on May 30 in a televised address to the nation on measures taken against spread of COVID-19 announced plans for resuming schools for final year students of Tertiary, Secondary, and Junior High Schools including Gold Truck Second year students.

The reopening according to the President was to allow them prepare for their various examinations. The provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) for students and teachers was assured.

www.zamireports.com visited some schools in the Adentan Municipality in the Greater Accra region on the day 1, 2, and 3 of reopening.

At the Amrahia AdMA A&B JHS, ninety three (93) students had reported with thirty one (31) in each class. All ten (10) BECE candidates of the Reformed Academy had reported while eighteen students had reported at the Fortified Preparatory School.

Veronica buckets, liquid soap, tissues, and hand sanitizers were positioned at entry points of schools visited while individuals held thermometer guns to check temperatures of both students and teachers.

Students and teachers wore face masks as they took lessons and cleaned the school compounds. While it was not challenging maintaining the 6ft or two metres distance in the classrooms, it was almost impossible outside the classrooms.

“We are committed to protecting our children through to the end of their exit examination”, head teacher of the Amrahia AdMA A&B JHS Janet Abiba Mahama intimated.

The candidates per the directive of the President will write Government Exit Examination instead of the West African Examination Council external examination after eleven (11) weeks in school.

The outbreak of  COVID-19 has caused many disruptions including education. Closure of schools was among measures taken by the government of Ghana as countries imposed restrictions to prevent the spread.

By Eredon Gien Joseph|zamireorts.com|Adentan.


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