21st May 2024

Students in senior high schools in the Eastern Region, who will be reporting to their various campuses on Monday, June 22, have been given firm assurance by their heads that adequate arrangement have been put in place for them.

These arrangements include availability of Veronica buckets, soaps, alcohol-based hand sanitisers, among others, for their use.

Addressing journalists yesterday during a disinfection exercise carried by Zoomlion Ghana Limited, the Assistant Headmaster in charge of administration at Pope John’s SHS, Koforidua, Mr Kwame Adjapong, added that allocation for the students had already been done by the senior house master.

Social distancing

He said with respect to the seating arrangement in the dining hall, the school has resolved to allow six students to sit around every table, instead of 12 which used to be the case, adding “students per class has also been cut down to 25 instead of 50.”

Mr Adjapong said they had appealed to the old students association to support them with more Veronica buckets, hand sanitisers and nose masks.

He revealed that they were expecting about 1,055 students when the school resumes.

In a related development, Francis Terkpertey, Assistant Headmaster in charge of academics at Oti Boateng SHS, also confirmed his school’s readiness to welcome the final year and form two students.

He stated that to ensure the adherence of the social distancing protocol, a 12-unit classroom block has been completed.

More schools to be disinfected  

The Director of Communications and Corporate Affairs for Zoomlion, Emma Akyea-Boakye, disclosed that her outfit will disinfect 137 SHSs and 1997 basic schools in the Eastern Region.

“We will complete the SHSs coming Friday and the basic schools next week Friday. Our district officers and supervisors have been deployed across the region to supervise the exercise,” she said.

At the St Roses Pre-School, New Tafo, the Headmistress, Mrs Love Agyapong, said for a strict adherence to the Covid-19 protocols, her school must run a shift system.


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