The president of the Republic of Ghana President Akufo-Addo has announced that all final-year junior high school students are to return to school tomorrow 29th June 2020 to complete their academic year.
The final year JHS students in 17,438 schools in the country are expected to return to school tomorrow to start an intensive studies ahead of the upcoming Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
The exams was slated for June 2020 but couldn’t come due to the Covid-19 pandemic that has affected many countries across the world including Ghana.
They are said to be the largest badge to return to resume school so far. The first to return were the university final year students followed by the Senior high School final years and second year gold track students.
According the president, about 750000 persons expected to take part in the exercise to resume Junior High Schools. This number includes 532000 pupils and 218000 teaching , non teaching and invigilators.
The president noted that to ensure the safety of the students and staff, measures are being put in place in consultantion with conference of heads of basic schools, regional and district directors of education and health.
He noted that, there has been fumigation and disinfection of all the school, procurement and distribution of 45000 Veronica buckets and 90000 gallons of liquid soaps.
Personal Protection Equipment (PPEs) are being procured to ensure the safety of students and the staffs.
He also said government has absorbed the WASSCE fee of the final year senior high school (SHS) students.
By Michael Abbey| Political desk | talksafrica.com