President Akufo Addo has called on parents to ease any fear as their children return to school, assuring that measures are in place to ensure their maximum protection.
Parents had expressed concerns and doubts when the the president in his 12th address to the nation announced the resumption of schools, calling for more time to allow the Covid-19 situation brought under control.
However, the President in his 13th speech on Sunday June 28, called for calm stressing that government will protect both teachers and students and all other personnel who would be involved in the 11-week exercise.
“I assure all parents and guardians that Government will not put the lives of seven hundred and fifty thousand (750,000) students, teachers and non-teaching staff, who will be returning to school from tomorrow, at risk.
“We have made all the required provisions to protect them whilst in school,” he stated.
According to the President, all Junior High Schools across the country have been fumigated with every basic school mapped a nearby clinic to receive healthcare from nurses.
Additionally, 45,000 Veronica buckets, 90,000 gallons of liquid soap, 90,000 rolls of tissue paper, 40,000 thermometer guns, 750,000 pieces of 200mils sanitizers, and 2.2 million reusable face masks have been procured and distributed to the 17, 439 schools across the country.
About 532,000 final year Junior High School (JHS) students in 17,439 schools across the country are to return to school Monday, June 29, 2020, to prepare and sit for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).