FINAL YEAR STUDENTS—GOING BACK TO SCHOOL
OUTCOME OF MANAGEMENT MEETING WITH COHBS ON REOPENING OF JHS CANDIDATES @ THE GES HEADQUARTERS ON 9TH JUNE, 2020
ISSUES DISCUSSED AT THE MEETING INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
- That, we encourage parents to willingly release their children (even pregnant ones) to attend school. Do assure them that their wards will be safe in school BUT No head should tell any parent that the COVID 19 is no more.
- Provision of washable and reusable Facemasks for all students and staff, wash materials (Veronica buckets, soap and others) and that if by 29th your school hasn’t received the items you quickly report to the Directorate.
- That, Teachers should ensure that the registers are marked daily.
- Mapping of all schools to health facilities; meanwhile, some teachers (1 from each school and the head) will undergo training to permit the use of a thermometer to check the temperature of students and teachers everyday before lessons begin
- Splitting of all classes: 30 students in a class
- Avoiding mass gathering: Morning devotion may be conducted in class and fifteen-minutes break will be spent indoors after each lesson. Four lessons a day starting from 9:00am to 1:00pm
- That, heads in consultation with the staff should come out with a time table to cover all subjects (4 in a day)
- That, All teachers should be at post and Attendance register be signed daily since schools are not on holidays and they still receive salary
- That, classrooms should NOT be used for any outside activities during this period.
- That, candidates will be in school for 11 weeks (29th June – 11th September, 2020). The following week a Tentative BECE shall be organized between(14th and 18th September, 2020).
- That, Heads should spend more time in monitoring when classes are in session.
- That, All Classrooms should be made available for Fumigation and Disinfection before 29th June, 2020. Heads to contact the Directorate to know when his or her school will be disinfected so that the rooms are not locked.
- That, Parents be encouraged to provide their wards snack preferably fruits. Fruits improve their immune system and convenient to eat in class. However, IT IS NOT COMPULSORY
- Avoiding sports and sporting events;
-That, food venders should be discouraged in schools;
- That, Visitors should not be entertained in the school during classes.
- That, students will have enhanced daily health protocols before lessons begin at 9:00
- Encouraging enhanced and sustained monitoring by a team from the District Education Office with the District Director taking full responsibility at their level and reporting cases beyond them to their Regional Directors;
- That, heads of schools to sensitize the Community leaders, PTA and others.
- That, heads should furnish the Directorate the number of Teachers for easy distribution of the PPE.
- That, no buses will be provided for teachers and students
- That, all school rules should be enforced.
- That, Heads should cooperate with the Directorate to handle challenges in their schools.
Compiled: National Secretariat COHBS