The President of Heads of Conference for Basic Schools, Mrs. Mercy Akayila Anuembi has urged all final year students in Junior high schools to bring their own food when school reopens.
Mrs. Mercy Akayila Anuembi explained that since no canteen or food vendor will be allowed entry into any of the schools across the country, it would be necessary for each student to come along with his or her own food.
The President speaking in an interview on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem morning show on Wednesday, monitored by Georgeweb.org petitioned parents to at least cook something for their wards as they return to school on June 29 till the end of the six week’s period.
She indicated that the final year students upon resumption of academic activities will start classes at 8: 00 am and end at 1:00 pm each day.
According to her, the short pause for lessons usually called break time, for students to refresh their minds and do other things not related to academic activities will be halted.
“The number of hours to be spent in school has been reduced from 8 am to 1 pm, break times will also not be given to students. Parents are advised to cook for their wards when coming to school since food will not be made available on school compounds” she said.
Mrs. Mercy Akayila Anuembi furthered that, the safety measures put in place by the Conference of Heads of Basic Schools (COHBS) addition to the Ministry of Education’s outlined COVID-19 preventive protocols are to help prevent the BECE candidates from contracting the novel coronavirus that has as of the time writing this post claimed 95 lives.
His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo in his 10th televised nation’s address announced for schools to be reopened to soley final year students in the country as part of first phase of easing the restrictions imposed on schools.
President Akufo-Addo further explained that the partial reopening of schools for the final years is to enable them to complete the 2019/2020 academic year and prepare to sit for their final examinations.
He indicated that final year students in the tertiary institutions are to report to school on June 15, while SHS 3 students together with form 2 Gold track students report on June 22 and then final year students in Junior High Schools (JHS) resume on June 29 respectively.