The Director-General of Ghana Education Service (GES), Prof. Kwasi Opoku Amankwa has revealed that 10 million people will be provided with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) across the country to enhance the safety protocols which will be observed in schools. This initiative includes all learners, teaching, and non-teaching staff.
Speaking on Joy New’s ‘The Probe Show’ on January 17, 2021, the director-general indicated that, the distribution of the said equipment covers both public and private schools in the country.
With the distribution of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), The Information Minister, Hon. Kwadwo Oppong Nkrumah supported by the Director-general of GES revealed that distribution has already begun. He said, schools already have non-consumable equipment that was used to cater for the final year students still available hence those materials should be used in the meantime as there will be an add-on within the week
Categorically, he cautioned schools especially private institutions not to make testing of the virus a pre-requisite for a teacher a student going back to school.
“As far us GES is concerned, there should not be any testing and that testing should not a pre-requisite for a teacher or a student going back to school”, he cautioned.
He further urged managers of the various public and private schools to dialogue with parents before taking any further decisions to prevent any future inconveniences.