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“Private, Public Educational Institutions To Be Fumigated, Disinfected Before Accessed” – Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo has directed the Ministry of Education, Heads of Public and Private Institutions to fumigate and disinfect their various Institutions before students and teachers are allowed to access them.

According to President Akufo-Addo, the move will help reduce the spread of the deadly coronavirus amongst students and teachers in the various Institutions.

In his 10th address to the nation, President Akufo-Addo said “Prior to the opening of schools and universities, the Ministry of Education and Heads of Public and Private Institutions will fumigate and disinfect their Institutions”

He added that after careful engagements with the Teacher Unions, a decision has been taken to re-open schools and universities to allow for final year junior, senior high and tertiary students to resume classes ahead of the conduct of their respective exit examinations.

He explained that final year university students are to report to their universities on 15th June; final year senior high school (SHS 3) students, together with SHS 2 Gold Track students, on 22nd June; and final year junior high school (JHS 3) students on 29th June.

“JHS 3 classes will comprise a maximum of thirty (30) students, SHS classes a maximum of twenty-five (25) students and University lectures will take place with half the class size” he explained.

President Akufo-Addo also noted that all final year students of educational and training institutions, which are being managed by the Ministries other than the Education Ministry are to return to school on 15th June to complete their exit examination

“Each student, teacher and non-teaching staff will be provided with re-usable face masks by the Ministry of Education. For the avoidance of doubt, all other educational facilities, private and public, for non-final year students, will remain closed” he stressed.

He reiterated that the Ministry for Education in the coming days will outline in detail, the specific guidelines for the safe reopening of schools and universities.

Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith