‘Don’t worry your children will be protected’ – Nana Addo assures parent as SHS re-opens

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President Nana Akufo-Addo says parents have no cause to worry as he and his government will make a decision that will put their wards in senior high schools at risk.

He assured parents of his commitment to protect the SHS finalists who resume on Monday, June 22 to complete their school work.

“I take this opportunity to assure all parents and guardians that the Government is determined to protect the lives of the 800,000 students, teachers, and non-teaching staff, who will be returning to school from tomorrow. I will be the last person to put the lives of the ‘Akufo-Addo graduates’ at risk.

In his 12th address to the nation on measures the government is taking to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, he said the students who are beneficiaries of his free SHS policy have to take their end of school exams so as they can continue to the tertiary institutions thus the decision to open schools.

“All 1,167 Senior High Schools in the country have been fumigated and disinfected. Each student, teaching and non-teaching staff, invigilator and school administrator, numbering some 800,000, will be provided with three pieces of reusable face masks, i.e. two being provided tomorrow, and the third within a fortnight,” he assured parents.

President Akufo-Addo encouraged parents to provide their wards with at least one face covering on their way to school.

“A total of 18,000 Veronica Buckets, 800,000 pieces of 200ml sanitizers, 36,000 rolls of tissue paper, 36,000 gallons of liquid soap, and 7,200 thermometer guns have been distributed,” he added.

He said the SHS 3 students will be in school for a total of six weeks, before sitting for the WASSCE exams over a period of two weeks.

“SHS 2 Gold Track students, who are returning to complete their first semester like their Green Track colleagues have done, will be in school for six weeks, before going on vacation.

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