President Akufo Addo has directed all Senior High Schools with boarding facilities to use one of their dormitories as isolation centers as final year students report to campus on today.

Delivering his 12th televised address to the nation on the government fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic, President Akufo-Addo he made this disclosure.

According the to the President ,these centers would house students who show signs of sickness or any Covid-19 symptom, President Nana Akufo-Addo.

He indicated that, each high school has been mapped to a health facility hence care would be provided to the sick by nurses assigned to these schools.

The President further directed all day students in schools with boarding facilities to move to the boarding house in order to help prevent the outbreak of the disease in the boarding facilities.

“No visitors would be tolerated on campus; in a bid to prevent importation of the virus into the institution, he emphasized.

In addition he said, each class is to take a maximum of 25 students and eating in dining halls should be with strict social distancing protocols.

However, President Akufo-Addo entreated parents to equip their wards with face masks despite the government making provisions for three each per student and staff.

The final year students are expected to be in school for six weeks and take their exit exams, the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), which will run for two weeks.

Meanwhile, the SHS Form 2 Gold Track students are also expected to report and will be in school for six weeks to complete their first semester and break.

The president assured that his government has the interest of students at heart and will continue working to protect same.

By: Felicia Gyasiwaah Dadzie / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdom TV/ / / Ghana / 2020

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