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Mon, 8 Jun 2020 Source: Peace FM

No church services will be held in classrooms, Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa has cautioned Christian religious leaders in the country.

Following President Akufo-Addo's ease of restrictions on public gatherings, schools across the country have reopened for final year students and churches are permitted to hold religious services.

The final year students will have a four-hour lecture as they prepare for their final exams.

As part of measures to protect them against the novel Coronavirus, all schools will regularly be fumigated and nose masks together with Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) will be distributed to the students and school administrators.

There is also a normal practice in Ghana where Pastors turn classrooms into churches after schools are closed.

The GES Director-General says the Pastors are no more invited to use the classrooms because ''if we allow a lot of people to come close to the school children and something happens, it will be difficult to know how it occurred. In a case where the health Professionals want to do tracing, it will be difficult but if the child comes from school to the home, you'll be able to do the tracing''.

''We won't allow church services in the classrooms'', he stressed in an interview on Peace FM's 'Kokrokoo'.

Watch the interview below:

Source: Peace FM
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