Mrs. Gladys Amenya, Hohoe Municipal Director of Education, has guaranteed that the secondary and primary schools in the Municipality are safe and ready for the re-opening of students in the final year, for their exit exams.
She said that Zoomlion Ghana Limited had carried out fumigation exercises in all schools, and that although the Directorate had not yet procured nose masks and other personal protective equipment from the government at the time of the interview, most schools had put in place peoper safety measures.
Mrs. Amenya said that all schools would strictly observe “no mask no entry” in classrooms and all other offices.
The Municipal Director confirmed that there were available classroom blocks that would allow schools to follow social distance protocols and indicated that monitoring teams should ensure strict adherence to the measures.
As GNA visited Likpe Secondary School, a meeting of staff was conducted as part of the arrangements for re-opening, while a fumigation exercise had already taken place.
Ms. Menu Mawuli Rose, the school’s headmistress, told the GNA that a total of 330 students were expected to resume academic activities, requiring more space for social distancing.
Mr. Christian Ablormeti, Headmaster of Akpafu Secondary Technical School, said that the school had benefited from a fumigation exercise and had meetings with staff prior to the resumption of academic activities.
He said the school had provided handwashing materials to ensure adherence to the safety protocols.
The case is not different at the Evangelical Presbyterian (E.P) Technical Vocational Institute in Alavanyo, but the rainstorm that ripped off the Institute’s Mechanical and Electrical Workshop is likely to affect practical lessons for students in the final year.
Mr. Christian Kwame, Principal of the Institute, said bungalows, dormitories, some mattresses and the food store of the Institute had been affected, with about 86 bags of rice soaked with rain water.
Mr. Andrews Teddy Ofori, the Hohoe Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), called on management and staff of schools to ensure strict adherence to all safety protocols and precautionary measures when students returned for the academic work to keep students and staff safe.