Senior High Schools (SHSs) in Ho Monday welcomed final year and second-year gold track students back to school with orientation on the Coronavirus pandemic.
The students were sensitised on the mode of transmission and preventive protocols of COVID: 19 before allowed to register for Personal Protective Equipment provided by the Government.
At Mawuli School, the orientation started at the gate where their body temperatures were taken before they were allowed entry into the School.
Students without ‘abnormal’ temperatures were instructed to wash their hands, register with their senior house staff before moving to the medical table.
At the medical table, the students filled a form and later picked nose masks and hand sanitizers after, which they were allocated dormitories.
Mr Jonathan Gustav Adomah, Headmaster of the School told the Ghana News Agency that students with ‘abnormal’ conditions would be referred to a nurse assigned to the School.
He said a total of 1625 students were expected to report for academic activities and said the School was fully prepared to ensure strict adherence to all safety protocols for effective teaching and learning.
At the OLA Senior High School, the situation was not different as students were instructed to wash their hands before heading towards a registration centre, where some orientation on the pandemic was given individually before their temperatures were taken.
The students were also asked to pick some personal protective equipment after the registration and ‘pep talk’ on the pandemic.
Ms. Vivian Doe, a House Mistress for Tsagbatsra at Mawuko Girls Senior High School said it was mandatory for all students to register for easy contact tracing where necessary.
After orientation on the virus, she told the students that they were not going to their old dormitories and also not permitted to entertain visitors.
A source at the School’s administration said about 1,059 students were expected to report for academic work.
The source said all classrooms and dormitories would be halved to ensure social distancing.
The GNA observed that handwashing stations were littered all over the campuses with both students and staff in nose masks.