Education-focused civil society organization, Africa Education Watch has wished second-year students in Junior and Senior High Schools a safe stay in school as they return to school today Monday, October 5, 2020.
The students after the temporal school break since March amid the virus are returning to the classroom to complete the 2019/2020 academic year and sit for the end of term examination before vacation on December 14.
His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo in one of his televised nation’s addresses announced that school will reopen for Form 2 students in Junior High Schools (JHSs) and Senior High Schools (SHSs) on October 5, 2020.
The Ghana Education Service (GES) following the President’s directive in a statement shared with Georgeweb.org indicated Personal Protection Equipments (PPEs) had been distributed to all schools nationwide.
“All schools have been fumigated and disinfected, In addition, Personal Protection Equipments (PPEs) have been distributed to all schools,” it said.
But, according to the African Education Watch, more than half of schools it contacted on Sunday, October 4, from Upper East, Volta, Bono, Greater Accra and Eastern, are yet to receive their Personal Protection Equipment (PPEs).
Mr Kofi Asare on social media disclosed his outfit base on an earlier finding suggested for the Ministry of Education and the Education Service (GES) to decentralize the procurement of PPEs to ensure timely supply to schools.
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Commenting on the Ghana Education Service claim of distributed PPEs in all schools, the Executive Director at Africa Education Watch said: “We can only wish the students a productive, safe stay in school”.