Final year SHS students across the country will today, June 22 resume school in preparation for their exit exams.
President Akufo-Addo yesterday announced that the government will absorb the WASSCE fees for the SHS final year students at the cost of 75.4 million cedis.
313, 837 students are expected to benefit from this.
“Government will absorb the WASSCE examination fees of the 313, 837 students who will sit for the exam. 75.4 million cedis will be spent on this.”
He also stated that enough food has been distributed to the schools. Some vehicles have also been made available to the schools.
“Government is also making available 350 buses and 840 pickups vehicles to SHSs that do not receive vehicles in 2016.”
They will adhere strictly to Covid-19 safety protocols. The President outlined some measures put in place to protect the students.
“A total of eighteen thousand (18,000) Veronica Buckets, eight hundred thousand (800,000) pieces of two hundred millilitre sanitizers, thirty-six thousand (36,000) rolls of tissue paper, thirty-six thousand (36,000) gallons of liquid soap, and seven thousand, two hundred (7,200) thermometer guns have been distributed.
A maximum of twenty-five students will be permitted in each class. All day students in schools with boarding houses will be resident in these boarding houses, whilst day students, in schools without boarding facilities, will commute from home, and will be required to adhere to enhanced hygiene protocols; eating in dining halls will be in appropriate numbers; and no visitors to the schools will be allowed.
There will be no mass gatherings and no sporting activities. Religious activities, under the new protocols, will be permitted. Social distancing and the wearing of face masks are obligatory in our schools.
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.”
WAEC has also stated that candidates from Ghana will likely write this year’s exams alone.