Also, Dr. Opoku-Amankwa has disclosed that the cost of the mandatory fumigation of public and private schools and the provision of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) facilities ahead of the reopening will be fully borne by the government.
“All of the things that need to be satisfied, the government has agreed to make funds for that. One of the key things is that we have to disinfect the schools, and the government is ready to make funds available for that. So the WASH Facilities government is going to fund that.”
Schools across the country have been reopened solely for final year students as part of measures to ease restrictions in Ghana’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
After almost 10 weeks of closure, final year Senior High Schools (SHS) students are now to return to school on Monday, June 22, 2020, whereas their counterparts in Junior High Schools (JHS) go back to school on Monday, June 29, 2020.
Teaching and learning activities for all other levels however remain closed.