Following the June 22 school reopening for Senior High Schools (SHSs) in the country, the Heads of Senior high schools in the Eastern Region have assured that adequate measures to ensure maximum safety of students and teachers have been put in place.
The measures they said include the availability of veronica buckets, soaps, alcohol-based hand sanitizers among others to be used by the students and staff upon return.
The Assistant Headmaster Administration of Pope John’s SHS during the disinfection exercise in their school said they are expecting about 1,055 final year students.
Speaking on accommodation matters he said, the Senior housemaster has made necessary arrangements to accommodate the final year students.
The fumigation and disinfection exercise forms part of the measures to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus and also to ensure students and teachers are safe.
To ensure social distancing protocols, the school had arranged to allow six (6) students to sit around every table instead of twelve adding that “students per class has also been cut down to 25 instead of 50.
Also, Headmaster, Academic of Oti Boateng SHS, Francis Terkpertey said to ensure the adherence of the social distancing protocol, a 12-unit classroom block has been completed.
“We will enforce the physical/social distancing protocol in the dormitories as well,” he assured.
“….We have purchased alcohol-based hand sanitizers, veronica buckets, and nose masks as well as thermometer guns that would be used to check the temperatures of students upon returning to school”, he disclosed.
At the St Roses pre-school, New Tafo, the Headmistress, Mrs Love Agyapong, said in complaince to the COVID-19 protocols, her school will run a shift system.
Mrs. Love Agyapong added that the school has purchased veronica buckets, alcohol-based hand sanitizers, and nose masks as part of measures to prevent the COVID-19 outbreak and ensure maximum safety in the school.