His Excellency Akufo-Addo says the Government of Ghana (GoG) will be donating 350 buses and 840 vehicles to some Senior high schools (SHS) in the country.
President proclaimed this in his 12th televised nation’s address yesterday night when he was updating the citizenry on measures put in place by his government to ensure a safe reopening of school for the final year students and form 2 Gold track students in Senior high schools.
Akufo-Addo had earlier disclosed plans to distribute these vehicles to the various schools while speaking at the 70th-anniversary celebration of Prempeh College on Saturday, 30th November 2019.
As part of measures to curb and prevent the spread of the virus, the President said a maximum of twenty-five students will be permitted in each class.
He added that “all day students in schools with boarding houses will be resident in these boarding houses, whilst day students, in schools without boarding facilities, will commute from home, and will be required to adhere to enhanced hygiene protocols; eating in dining halls will be inappropriate numbers; and no visitors to the schools will be allowed”.
Also, there will be no mass gatherings and no sporting activities. Religious activities, under the new protocols, will be permitted. Social distancing and the wearing of face masks are obligatory in our schools.
Akufo-Addo in his 12th televised nation’s address yesterday night updated Ghanaians on measures being put in place by his government to ensure a safe reopening of school for a conducive environment for teaching and learning.
He tasked the management of Senior High Schools to use one dormitory as an isolation centre, in the event of a student falling sick, adding that each SHS has been mapped to a health facility, and care will be provided to the sick by nurses assigned to these schools.
“Through the National Food and Buffer Stock Company, enough food supplies have been distributed to all schools. The government is also making available 350 buses and 840 pickup vehicles to Senior High Schools that did not receive vehicles in 2016.
He furthered that the Government of Ghana for the first time in history will absorb the WASSCE examination fees of the 313,837 SHS 3 students who will sit for the exam. GH¢75.4 million will be spent on this.