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SCHOOLS: "Safety, Good Health Of Students, Staff Have Been Paramount Considerations" - Akufo-Addo


President Akufo-Addo has revealed that the safety and good health of students and staff have been his paramount considerations even since schools were re-opened across the country.


According to him, the most significant measures has been the gradual reopening of the schools to enable final year students at various levels of education finish the school year and take their exams.


Speaking at his 14th edition of the country's fight against coronavirus, he said "Since the last time I addressed the nation, we have seen over seven hundred and fifty thousand persons, comprising students, teachers and non-teaching staff, in our Junior High Schools returning to school to prepare for and sit the Basic Education Certificate Examination"


On Monday, he noedthere were three hundred and seventy thousand final year SHS students, who have been in school for five (5) weeks have given the opportunity to writing the West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination.


He said "One hundred and twenty-seven thousand, one hundred and forty-three (127,143) students in our Universities and other tertiary institutions have now all virtually completed their final examinations. The safety and good health of students and staff have been the paramount considerations in the reopening of schools, and we have, therefore, insisted on full adherence to the enhanced COVID-19 protocols"


He stressed that a massive mobilisation and deployment of logistics to the country's educational facilities to help ensure that learning is conducted in an atmosphere of safety.


"As we continue to limit and contain the spread of the virus in our country. All of these reiterate the commitment of Government to protect the lives of all those involved in the phased re-openings of our schools, and I will not renege on my obligation towards either our children or their parents.


Story by: Joshua KWabena Smith

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