Education Economist, Mr Peter Anti Partey, as cases of the locally transmitted coronavirus continues to spread in various schools has urged the government to distribute more Personal protective equipment (PPEs) to students.
His recommendation comes after the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service last week confirmed some Senior High Schools (SHSs) in Greater Accra and Kumasi he refused to mention have recorded cases of the deadly virus.
Making the call in a post sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh, the Education Policy Analyst, Writer and Researcher & Data Analyst asked “can we have another set of PPEs sent to the schools again?”
Mr Peter Partey Anti further proposed for the Government of Ghana (GoG) to increase the compliance checks by District Education officers with the help of officials from the Ministry of Health (MoH).
Addressing the country for the 26th time since the outbreak of the global novel coronavirus, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said all post-event receptions, particularly related to weddings and funerals, are banned.
“I want to reiterate that protocols surrounding activities in churches and mosques remain the same, as are protocols in schools,” His Excellency told the good people of Ghana.
He said the government as part of efforts to slow and curb the virus is in the process of procuring 17 million single doses per person Johnson & Johnson vaccines, through the African Medicine Supply Platform, in this quarter.
“We are expecting, through the COVAX facility and the African Union, 1,229,670 doses of the Pfizer vaccines from the Government of the U.S, and 249,000 AstraZeneca vaccines from the Government of UK,” Akufo-Addo stated.