GES Rolls-out Measures To Safeguard Students As Schools Reopen

The Ghana Education Service is all set to ensure the safety of every school child in the country.

In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, it has become crucial that nothing is left to chance particularly as schools have reopened for final year students in compliance with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo's directives on easing restrictions on public gatherings.

The President announced the ease of the public gathering ban allowing schools to be reopened but asked the stakeholders in the education sector, the schools and students to continually adhere to the health protocols to curb the pandemic disease.

As part of measures to safeguard the students, teachers and administrators of the various schools, Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa has disclosed that all schools will be routinely fumigated.

He also said in an interview on Peace FM's 'Kokrokoo' Monday morning, that the schools will be adequately furnished with nose masks and Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs).

He exposited that every student is to have three reusable nose masks to protect themselves.

He further added that, due to the current situation, the students will not be allowed to have a long break and there will be no assemblies in the schools; all aimed at preventing the spread of the virus.

''We're making available reusable nose masks and PPEs for the school children . . . We're also working with the various Heads together health Professionals to ensure pragmatic measures to curb the pandemic disease in the schools and also looking at ways protect any school child who may be infected by the virus as well as the schools so as to ward off stigmatization," he told with Kwami Sefa Kayi.

He stressed that ''the government is bearing full cost of everything that is being done to ensure a safe and smooth reopening of the schools''.

Watch the interview below: