The Abura Asebu Kwamankese (AAK) District Office of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has taken its COVID-19 education campaign to Senior High Schools (SHSs) within the district as its re-opens on Monday, June 22 for Final years and second-year ‘Gold Track’ students.
The re-opening is in line with President Nana Addo Dankwa Afufo-Addo’s directive for all SHS to resume on Monday for final year SHS students to prepare for their exit West Africa Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSE) and also for Gold Track students to complete their first semester.
Mrs Ellen Osei, AAK District Director of the NCCE during a tour to some SHS to monitor the preparedness of the schools to receive the students called for total compliance of the established safety and health protocols.
The schools visited included Aggrey Memorial Zion SHS, Moree Senior Technical School (MOSTECH), Abakrampah SHS, and Aburaman Senior High School all in the AAK district.
Mrs Osei educated the students on proper handwashing procedures, wearing of nose masks, and the need to apply alcohol-based hand sanitizers in the absence of running water and charged the authorities to prioritise the safety of their students and put in place enhanced checks system to aid coronavirus- free environment.
At Aggrey Memorial SHS, the GNA observed the exceptional measures put in place to receive its students with all the necessary precautionary measures and the Headmistress, Mrs Kate Annan-Wilberforce assured parents that the school was in a better position to take good care of their wards as all they needed was their support and prayers.
She outlined various measures the authorities had undertaken to ensure the safety of students including their grouping according to their courses of study and would be in one dormitory, dine, and attend classes.
The social distancing protocols would be adhered to and therefore a canopy had been mounted outside the dining hall for some of the students to have their meals there while the washing of hands and faces will also be done before entering of dormitories while.
Mrs Annan Wiberforce said the school had created an isolation centre where suspected students of COVID-19 would be quarantined and undergo treatment.
“There would be no visitors, no morning devotion, no entertainment, no club activities, churches service but Muslims will be allowed to pray by observing social distancing”, she added.
The story was not different in the other schools visited as students were seen going through the screening to check their temperatures after washing their hands whilst their nose masks and hand sanitizers were also distributed to them.
The NCCE Director expressed satisfaction about the measures put in place by the schools and hoped that it would be strictly followed to the later.