28 June 2020 – Junior high students to return to school with increased safety measures

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Education
Intervention Categories: Environmental measures; Social and physical distancing measures; Reopening schools; Finance policy and financial aid; Aid distributed to community groups
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Government, Ministry of Education

Overview: On Monday, 29th June, 2020, final year Junior High School students, in seventeen thousand, four hundred and thirty-nine (17,439) schools across the country, will return to school to prepare and sit for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) (their final examinations). They will be the final, and, indeed, the largest batch of students to return to school.In all, some seven hundred and fifty thousand (750,000) persons, comprising five hundred and thirty-two thousand (532,000) JHS 3 students, and two hundred and eighteen thousand (218,000) teaching and non-teaching staff, and invigilators, are expected to be involved in the exercise.To protect the lives of these students, and all other personnel, Government has put in place the relevant measures, in consultation with the Conference of Heads of Basic Schools and Regional and District Directors of Education and Health. Like Senior High Schools, Universities and other tertiary institutions, all Junior High Schools across the country have been fumigated and disinfected.Additionally, forty-five thousand (45,000) Veronica Buckets; ninety thousand (90,000) gallons of liquid soap; ninety thousand (90,000) rolls of tissue paper; forty thousand (40,000) thermometer guns; seven hundred and fifty thousand (750,000) pieces of 200mils sanitizers; and 2.2 million reusable facemasks, i.e. three per person, all with the intent of guaranteeing the safety of the students, teaching and non-teaching staff. Two (2) masks each will be delivered

Full details here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqRd5o3KYsU

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government