Heads of School and teachers in Junior High Schools (JHS) across the country will be taken through a COVID-19 Sensitisation Program today.

This national exercise will be carried out at a time when pupils at the JHS level are being welcomed to their schools to resume academic work.

President Nana Addo in his 13th address on the COVID-19 pandemic, yesterday, disclosed that the exercise will be facilitated by District Directors of Education, and Health. The emphasis of this program, according to the President is on COVID-19 preventive measures.

“Through the District Directors of Education and District Directors of Health, a COVID-19 Sensitization Program will be organised for all Headteachers and the teaching staff from Monday the first day of school. This will ensure that the do’s and don’ts of the protocols are clearly spelt out for the headteachers for onward transmission to the students” he noted.

He took the opportunity to assure parents, of government’s commitment to protect their wards from the novel coronavirus.

“I assure all parents and guardians that government will not put the lives of 750000 students teachers and non-teaching staff who will be returning to school from tomorrow at risk. We’ve made all the required provisions to protect them whilst in school” the President mentioned.

At the reopening of schools, pupils, staff and non-teaching staff will be given two pieces of reusable nose masks. Handwashing facilities have also been provided and will be placed at advantageous spots, as part of an enhanced hygienic protocol being implemented by government.

 

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