General Secretary for the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS), Kwame Eduiome has indicated that final year SHS students will receive three-square meals in, and beyond the first week of reopening.
According to him, until the government supplies senior high schools with new food items, the students will be fed with the remainder of the food stuffs which were being used before the abrupt emergence of the coronavirus.
“We have a closing stock, the COVID-19 came up abruptly so there were some forms of supplies that had already been given to the schools, so we have told our colleagues to use them until the fresh one comes in, and students to report today will receive their super today but tomorrow going the will receive 3 square meals a day,” he said on Campus Exclusive on Monday, June 22, 2020.
He further entreated schools without boarding facilities to set up temporal isolation centers to manage any suspected COVID-19 case, adding that every school has been mapped to a health facility that will treat any student who shows symptoms of the virus.
“Some schools may not necessarily have boarding facilities but the idea is that isolation centers may not be permanent so we have advised that because not all the students are coming it could even be a classroom that is kept for this purpose since it is not permanently”. he added.
President Nana Akufo-Addo, in his 10th address to update the people on COVID-19, eased restrictions and directed final year students from the basic to tertiary institutions across the country to resume academic activities.
The directive is to allow final year students prepare and sit for their exit examinations.
Story by: Mensah Joseph Henry