I will be the last to put Akufo-Addo graduates at risk—Prez assures
The President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has assured parents of his commitment in protecting their wards as they resume school tomorrow.
According to him, he would be the last person to expose the students to risk since they were the first beneficiary to his free education policy.
Speaking in his 12th televised address in Accra on Sunday, President Akufo-Addo explained that the students who he started his regime with had to prepare for their examination, hence his decision to open schools.
He said his outfit in collaboration with the ministry of education and Ghana Education Service (GES) have disinfected all schools and were in right shape to accommodate the students.
Nana Akufo-Addo indicated that to control the spread of the virus, people have to be determined and remain focus in adhering to all the safety protocols.
He urged the students to always wear their nose masks, wash their hands frequently and also rub their hands with alcohol-based handsanitisers.
President Akufo-Addo stated that one dormitory block in every school has been set aside to keep any student who exhibit COVID-19 related symptoms.
He noted that the isolation place would help keep the healthy students from those who fall sick, as the teacher prepare and wait for health practitioner to care for the sick student.
President Akufo-Addo explained that the final year and the gold track students would spend six weeks in school, stressing that two weeks would be used to write the exams.
He wished them success in their exams and expressed optimism that they would come home with flying colours even though the country is in terrible situation.
“I wish you all success in your exams and I know the Akufo-Addo graduates will prepare well and write the exams with serene mind. I wish you good luck and I know you will come home with flying colours,” President Akufo-Addo added.
He pledged his outfit support in ensuring the safety of everyone in the country and also commended managements of tertiary institutions for all the safety protocols they enrolled to secure the lives of students since class resumed last week.
BY JOYCELINE NATALLY CUDJOE