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Bryan Acheampong Foundation donates to schools in Kwahu East District
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Bryan Acheampong Foundation donates to schools in Kwahu East District

The Bryan Acheampong Foundation as part of its educational program has donated text books and exercise books to all Senior High and Junior High Schools within the Kwahu East District on March 2. Exercise books were presented to all students from JHS1 to JHS3 in every single school within the district whiles the text books were presented to the heads of each of the secondary schools for use at the various school libraries. The donation is part of efforts by the Foundation to support teaching and learning within the district. The donation includes 20,000 exercise books and 1000 text books. Speaking at the handing over ceremony at the district education office in Pepease, the District Director for Education, Mr. Robert Anddah Monney expressed his profound gratitude to the Fou...
STMA distributes PPE to schools and markets
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STMA distributes PPE to schools and markets

The Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly(STMA)  has distributed hand sanitisers, packs of reusable nose masks and school uniforms to some selected schools and markets within the Metropolis. The selected schools and markets include  Mpinstin AME Basic School, Nkroful STMA  Basic School, Mampong MA Basic, Old hospital and Chief Ibrahim Islamic Schools, Kojokrom market, Takoradi and Sekondi markets. The Metropolitan Chief Executive, Mr Abdul Mumin Issah,  who handed over the items on behalf of President  Akufo-Addo, said the surge in COVID-19 cases had necessitated the donation to the schools and markets to stop the spread of the virus. He said the government provided the STMA with 76,000 nose masks and 36,000 hand sanitisers to be distributed to schools and markets in the Met...
ZoomLion Disinfects Schools in Central Region
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ZoomLion Disinfects Schools in Central Region

More than 1,941 public and private Basic schools in the Central Region are being disinfected by ZoomLion Company in preparation towards the reopening of Schools on January, 18. Already all the 129 Senior High Schools in the Region and 11 Tertiary Institutions, both public and private, have been disinfected. This followed the directive by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in his Sunday, January 3, broadcast to the Nation where he outlined measures put in place to stop the spread of COVID-19 as Schools which had been closed for almost a year as a result of the pandemic, reopened. Universities opened on Saturday, January 9, while Basic and Senior High Schools will reopen from Friday, January 15 to Monday, January 18. After briefing the newly constituted Central Region COV...
Re-Opening Of Schools: Double-Track Ends For SHS 1 & 3 Students – Akufo-Addo Announces
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Re-Opening Of Schools: Double-Track Ends For SHS 1 & 3 Students – Akufo-Addo Announces

President Akufo-Addo has announced the end of the double-track system for all SHS 1 and SHS 3 students nationwide.According to him, the government has expanded infrastructure to accommodate all students.Akufo-Addo who was speaking in his 21st COVID-19 update on Sunday, January 3, 2020 said: "All SHS 1 students will start classes from 10th March with all students going on a single track. SHS 2 and 3 students will, however, return to school from 18th January. The SHS 3 students like SHS 1 will no longer run the double-track system. The expansion of infrastructure has brought us to this favourable situation. This means it is only SHS 2 students who will be on the double-track system when they reopen. Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo has also confirmed the reopening of sch...
Schools in Kumasi receive COVID-19 preventive, sanitary items
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Schools in Kumasi receive COVID-19 preventive, sanitary items

Some basic and second-cycle educational institutions in the Kumasi metropolis, have been provided with sanitary and COVID-19 preventive items. The items, including 65 set of Veronica-buckets, hand-washing basins, tissue towels, soap, hand gloves, and nose masks, hand sanitizers and detergents, were donated by the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA). Mr. Osei Assibey-Antwi, the Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), addressing a presentation ceremony at the Anyaano M/A Basic Cluster of Schools, at Moshie-Zongo, in Kumasi, said the gesture was to reinforce the campaign to stem the spread of the pandemic. “The Assembly has made it possible for some 2, 534 pupils, students and teaching staff in the beneficiary schools to have access to what they need, in terms of sanitary and COVID-19-pr...
Kumasi GES dispels rumours of infection in schools
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Kumasi GES dispels rumours of infection in schools

Mr David Oppong, the Kumasi Metropolitan Director of Education, has described as false, reports that some final year students who recently returned to school, contracted the COVID-19 virus. The Metropolitan Education Office, he said, had been monitoring events and activities in schools since they were reopened for the final year students to complete their work and write their final examinations. “Presently, we do not know of any school which has recorded a confirmed case of COVID-19,” he told the Ghana News Express in Kumasi. He said the GES working in partnership with the Metropolitan Public Health Committee, had put in place the necessary measures for early detection of signs and symptoms of the disease amongst students. “We have provided almost every school within our juris...
Schools in Oti implement strict COVID-19 Protocols
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Schools in Oti implement strict COVID-19 Protocols

Senior High Schools in the Oti Region are ensuring that protocols outlined to curb the spread of the coronavirus are strictly adhered to. The Ghana News Agency (GNA), which was with Nana Owusu Yeboah, Regional Minister during a tour of schools, which had re-opened after the lockdown, saw classrooms re-oriented to sit 25 each, and with furniture spaced a meter apart. The two-day working tour took the Minister to the Krachi Nchumuruman Day Senior High Technical, Krachi Nursing and Midwifery Training College, Krachi Senior High Technical, Yabram Community Day Senior High, Asukawkaw Senior High, and the Oti Senior High Technical including others, where he interacted with students. All students and teachers were in nose masks, and hand washing receptacles had also been mounted at the ...
Adolescents in schools for the deaf need sanitary pads
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Adolescents in schools for the deaf need sanitary pads

A study on menstrual health hygiene among in-school deaf adolescents in Ghana has revealed a general lack and proper use of sanitary pads by the girls in the schools. The study revealed also, that, pains associated with menstruation contributed to low academic performance. Dr Emmanuel Sackey, the Programme Manager of the Centre for Employment of Persons with Disability, who announced the findings, identified poor concentration and absenteeism from class as other challenges of menstrual health among deaf adolescents in school. The findings were from a year-long survey, covering June 2018 to May 2019 targeting students, housemothers, heads and teachers in schools for the deaf in seven regions of Ghana - Volta, Ashanti, Western, Central, Northern, Upper West, and Eastern. At a fo...
Tema school sickbays seek help as schools re open soon
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Tema school sickbays seek help as schools re open soon

As senior high schools are to open for final year and gold track form two students as directed by the President, operators of sickbays in the schools in Tema have appealed to organizations and individuals to support their activities. The President in an address on May 31, 2020, announced the easing of restrictions on social gatherings and schooling as he directed that, tertiary institutions, senior high school and junior high school would reopen for final year students to prepare to take their exams on June, 15, 22, and 29 respectively. Mrs Grace Eddy Amewu, Tema Health Directorate focal person for adolescent health, made the appeal in an interview with the Ghana News Agency on her outfit’s preparation for the reopening of the schools. Mrs Amewu said the Directorate before the em...
WASSCE candidates to write ‘Country Specific Exams’ due to COVID-19
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WASSCE candidates to write ‘Country Specific Exams’ due to COVID-19

Candidates for this year's West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (WASSEC) will write 'Country Specific Examinations' due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The WASSCE is expected to commence from August 3 to September 4 following the postponement of the original date in June. This has become necessary because countries in the West African sub region are battling the respiratory disease and at different levels of management and easing of restrictions, therefore, it would be difficult to agree on a common date for writing the examinations. Over the past the decade, some countries in the sub region, including Ghana, Nigeria and Gambia have agreed to allow their students at the secondary school level participate in the WASSCE, which is supervised by the West African Examinati...
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