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Outcome Of Management Meeting With Code On Reopening Of Pre-Tertiary Schools (Headquarters)

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Outcome Of Management Meeting With Code On Reopening Of Pre-Tertiary Schools (Headquarters)
Outcome Of Management Meeting With Code On Reopening Of Pre-Tertiary Schools (Headquarters)

OUTCOME OF MANAGEMENT MEETING WITH CODE ON REOPENING OF PRE-TERTIARY SCHOOLS (HEADQUARTERS, JUNE 8, 2020)

The meeting had the following at its core:

1. How to prevent infection and control spread of Covid-19;

2. How to maintain the safety and security of staff and students;

3. How to manage the situation so as to ensure effective teaching and learning in the wake of the pandemic;

4. What to do in the event of infection;

5. Encouraging parents to willingly release their children (even pregnant ones) to attend school.

Corresponding parameters within which to reopen schools were thus put in place:

– Disinfection of private and public schools;

– Provision of WASH facilities for all schools;

– Provision of washable and reusable Facemasks for all students and staff;

– Mapping of all schools to health facilities; meanwhile, some teachers (1 from each school) will undergo training to permit the use of a thermometer to check the temperature of students and teachers everyday;

– Splitting of all classes: 30 and 25 students respectively in the case of JHS and SHS;

– Avoiding mass gathering: Morning devotion should be conducted in class whiles students will enter the dining hall in batches; a fifteen-minute break will be spent indoors, especially in the case of JHS;

– Avoiding sports and sporting events;

– Preventing all religious activities as well as food vending in schools;

– Preventing all visitors, notably in the case of boarding schools;

– Allowing all day students in boarding schools to be boarders whiles purely day schools will have enhanced daily health protocols.

– Encouraging enhanced and sustained monitoring by a team from the District Education Office with the District Director taking full responsibility at their level and reporting cases beyond them to their Regional Directors;

– Undertaking public sensitization on radio and orienting all staff in relation to the conditions within which the schools are being reopened.

Important Dates:

SHS 3 and SHS 2 Gold Track: Monday June 22 – July 31st, 2020.
WASSCE: August 3rd – September 4th.

JHS 3: Monday June 29 – September 11, 2020. BECE: September 14th – September 18th, 2020.

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