President of the National Council of PTA, Mr. Alexander Yaw Danso has said, some Senior High Schools in the country have still not received the government personal protective equipment weeks after reopening.
He noted that, these schools have resorted to donations from parents, MPs and old students resulting in the increasing scare of COVID-19.
President Akufo-Addo, in his 10 address to the nation on Sunday 31st May, 2020, announced that Schools have been reopened for all final year students to enable them write their various exit exams.
He stated that final year SHS, second year Gold track students and JHS final year students, were to also resume on 22nd June, 2020.
”Physical distancing and the wearing of nose masks must become the norm on campus. To aid in this effort, a total of 600,000 face masks have been distributed to the tertiary institutions. This is to enable every student, teaching and non-teaching staff to have three reusable nose masks,” the President said.
He also mentioned the Veronica buckets, hand sanitiser, liquid soap and thermometer guns that had been dispatched to the universities.
But speaking to Akua Nyarko Abronoma, host of Dinpa anopa bosuo show on Thursday July 9, Mr. Yaw Danso noted that, ”We are in the third week since reopening and I can categorically state that some of the schools have not received their PPE. Members of Parliament, old students and parents have donated protective equipment to such schools. If the Ghana Education Service says they have delivered them to the schools, then there is the need to follow up and find out.”
Mr. Danso stressed that, as part of our tour to the schools, we observed that, ”The social distancing at the classrooms is very encouraging but that of the dormitories have been disregarded and its very worrying.”
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