His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo later Wednesday will address the nation for the 27th time since the outbreak of the global coronavirus pandemic on measures taken by his administration to curb the deadly virus.
Jubilee House in a post sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh said the televised nation’s address will kick start at 8:00 pm today on Ghana Television (GTV) and major social media platforms and news networks across the country.
The President address is in line with the measures taken by the Ghana Health Service in collaboration to vaccinate students aged 15 and above with Pfizer-Biotech Covid-19 vaccine to slow spread of the novel coronavirus in schools.
The Ghana Health Service (GHS) in a press release mid last month said the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has granted approval for extending the use of the Pfizer -Biotech vaccine to cover children from 15 years and above.
“As part of measures at halting the spread of Covid-19 in schools and among the general public. The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has planned to vaccinate all children aged 15 years and above as soon as possible,” it stated.
Ghana’s Education Service following the FDA approval has urged Regional and District Directors of Education to work closely with their colleague Regional and District Directors of Health to start the vaccination of all 15 years or older.
“We are by this letter is requesting all Regional and District Education Directors to work closely with their colleague Regional and District of Health to facilitate the vaccination of all 15 years in all schools across the country,” it said.
Mr Enoch Kwasi Gyetuah, the National Executive Director for the Ghana National Council of Private Schools (GNACOPS) following the exercise has encouraged Private school Authorities to collaborate with health professionals.
He in a short interview with EducationWeb last month said the move by the Government of Ghana (GoG) to vaccinate students aged 15 years and above against the deadly global coronavirus is a step in the right direction.
“This is a National exercise and also meant for our own good as individual Ghanaians, so much effort must be chanelled into its implementation by all stakeholders in the private education sector,” he told EducationWeb.com.gh.
Unfortunately, 1,243 citizens according to the Ghana Health Service (GHS) have died of the locally transmitted coronavirus since the outbreak in 2020. Current active cases of December 15 stands at 132,000