Today been Monday 29th of June 2020 the final year student of the Junior High School (JHS) has returned to school after three months of being home following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
For 11 weeks, the students have to be in school for revision and preparation before spending the following one week to take their final Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
Yesterday been Sunday 28th June 2020, President Nana Akufo-Addo had announced this in a televised address to the nation.
All JHS have been fumigated and disinfected as a new procedure to keep the students safe. The government said that it has secured and distributed 45,000 veronica buckets, 90,000 gallons of liquid soap, 90,000 rolls of tissue paper, 40,000 thermometer guns, 7,200 pieces of sanitizers, 2.2 million reusable facemasks – three per person – all to guarantee the safety of the students, teachers and non-teaching staff.
President Akufo-Addo stated that they won’t be no more than 30 students in a class and there will be a reduced school day with students reporting to school at 9 am and closing at 1 pm. No breaks outside the classroom will be permitted, assemblies and sporting events are banned for now and schools used by outsiders for religious and other activities are prohibited till further notice.