FINAL YEAR JHS STUDENTS TO BENEFIT FROM HOT MEALS DAILY- AKU …
President Akufo-Addo has disclosed that government will be providing one hot meal each day for all 584,000 final year Junior High School (JHS) students across the country.
According to him,staff of the schools will benefit from this initiative.
President Nana Akufo-Addo on Sunday, August 16, 2020, delivered the 15th address on measures his government is taking to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Ghana.
“As a result of reports I have received that some final year JHS students are going hungry in complying with COVID-19 protocols, I have just instructed the Minister for Gender and Social Protection to begin preparation to ensure that as from 24th August up to 18th of September, all 584,000 final year JHS students and 146,000 staff both in public and private schools be given one hot meal a day. This is to ensure full observation to COVID-19 safety protocols.”
“Through online learning portals, almost all continuing students in our universities have completed their studies for the academic year with exceptions at the University of Cape Coast, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Technical Universities and colleges. After extensive stakeholder consultations, a decision has been taken that continuing students in these tertiary institutions to return to school 24th of August to finish their academic year.”
Richard Obeng Bediako / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdom TV/ Kingdomfmonline.com / Richardobengbediako@gmail.com / Ghana / 2020