The Ghana Education Service (GES) with support from United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has observed the annual ceremony to welcome children who enter KG for the first time dubbed “My First Day at School”.
GES Deputy Director-General in charge of Management Services, Mr Anthony Boateng speaking at the event called on the teachers and caregivers to encourage and support the children to stay safe in school amidst the influx of the locally transmitted coronavirus pandemic.
He noted the central government as part of efforts to curb the spread of the virus have made schools safe for effective teaching and learning.
Madam Anne Claire Dufray reiterated that the PPEs the schools have received should be put to good use to help fight the spread of the COVID-19.
She encouraged learners to always put on their face masks and also observe all the safety protocols to remain safe.
The Director-General of Ghana Health Service, Dr Patrick Aboagye also encouraged the children to observe the Covid-19 protocols to stay safe in the school.
He also urged staff to support the children whiles they as adults also stick to the precautionary measures.
Unicef took the opportunity to donate some Wash facilities, Face mask and Thermometer guns to all the schools visited. This is to complement Governments effort to ensure the children are safe in school.