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Government, has been called upon to reopen schools for final year Senior High School (SHS) students even as the novel coronavirus spread still keeps students away from the classrooms.
The headmasters are worried the final year students, may not have enough time to study in the event that government decides to reopen schools at a later date before their WAEC final examination.
The concern was expressed during the on-going mass disinfection exercise in both public and private Senior High Schools, as well as special schools by Zoomlion under the auspices of the Ghana Education Service (GES). Senior High Schools in the Volta region were on Monday May 11, 2020, disinfected by the Vector Control Unit of waste management company Zoomlion after the company secured contract from the GES to disinfect all SHSs nationwide.
The Volta region thus, becomes the latest region to benefit from the exercise after Central, Eastern and Western regions, were disinfected last week.
In an engagement with the media, the headmasters and headmistresses of some schools in volta region advised the government to make arrangements in such a way that both first and second year students, continue to remain at home so that schools will have the capacity for third year students to begin studies before mass resumption of schools begins at a later date, especially at a time government is unable to tell when the coronavirus situation will normalize for schools to reopen.
Assistant Headmaster of Anlo SHS, Godson E. Ahiave also added that, authorities were worried about the continue staying at home of students and the general state of education as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The exercise in the region, which saw some 98 schools benefitting from the programme in it first day, had schools such as Ave, Three Town, Anlo, Adaklu, Awudome, Agortime,Agortime Day, Dzodze, Akaste, and others having their dormitories, dining halls, classrooms, administrations among others, disinfected against bedbugs and other harmful animals.