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All final year JHS students and teachers from both public and private schools will receive one hot meal a day from government until school session closes, President Akufo-Addo has announced.
The President in his 15th Covid-19 update to the country noted he had received reports of some JHS students going hungry due to observance of the Covid-19 protocol observation.
President Akufo-Ado making the announcement said “most final year university students have already completed their examinations. And by 18th September, SHS 3 and JHS 3 students would have finished their respective final examinations of WASSCE and BECE.”
“As a result of reports I have recently received that some final year JHS students were going hungry in complying with Covid-19 protocols. I’ve just instructed the Minister Women, Gender and Social Protection to begin preparations to ensure as from 24th August up till 18th September, all 584,000 final year JHS students and 146,000 staff both in public and private schools be given one hot meal a day,” he noted.
“This is to ensure full observance of the Covid-19 safety protocols,” the president indicated.