Dormitories to be used as isolation centres as schools resume
Jun 22, 2020 07:03
President Akufo-Addo has directed that one dormitory in every secondary school should be used AS COVID-19 isolation centre as schools reopen in the wake of the pandemic. “One dormitory block in each senior high school is to be used as an isolation centre, in the event of a student falling sick.
Again, each SHS has been mapped to a health facility, and care will be provided to the sick by nurses assigned to these schools,” the President said in his Sunday updates on the COVID situation in the country.
The President also announced government will absorb fees for students sitting the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE). “For the first time in our nation’s history, government will absorb the WASSCE examination fees of the 313,837 students who will sit for the exams. 75.4 million cedis will be spent on this”.
The President, however, added that students and teachers must continue to observe social distancing, hand washing and observe all the health protocols. He added that there will be no visitors, social gathering and classes will not be more than 25 students.
Ghana’s death toll from COVID-19 on Saturday hit 85, according to the latest figures from the Ghana Health Service. Meanwhile, over 5,000 people have recovered taking the total recoveries to 10,074. However, the country’s case count is now 14,007.