Government fails to provide some PPEs as final year JHS students return to school

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Junior High Schools across the country have reopened following the President’s direction that all final year students return to prepare for their Basic Education Certificate Examination.

The President insisted that schools must reopen subject to adhering to all the safety and health protocols put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19.

These measures include the provision of veronica buckets for handwashing, ensuring all classrooms do not take more than 30 students, and also making the wearing of nose masks compulsory.

The government pledged to make available 3 nose masks to each student and 3 for the teachers.

They also pledged to provide veronica buckets and soap to facilitate handwashing.

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However, a visit to some schools on the first day of reopening indicated that government was yet to distribute the materials to all schools.

At Senajoy, a private school in Nungua, authorities of the school mentioned that government was yet to provide the nose masks and veronica buckets it pledged.

They were quick to add that as a backup plan, they had already communicated to parents that in the event they do not receive the support of government, parents will have to provide nose masks for their wards.

At the LEKMA southern cluster of schools in Teshie, it was evident that handwashing facilities were yet to be provided at the time of our visit.

Even though students were provided with 2 of the 3 nose masks promised, it was observed that not all of them were wearing it.

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The Director of Education, Ledzokuku Municipal Assembly, disclosed that they have received assurances that by the end of the week, all materials will be delivered as promised.

Notwithstanding the fact that they were yet to receive all materials, he stated that they ensured all safety and health protocols were adhered to.

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