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Sun, 21 Jun 2020 Source: www.ghanaweb.com

As Senior High School (SHS) students are expected back in school on Monday, June 22, 2020, the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has directed that there should be no mass gatherings in the various Senior High Schools.

He warned during his 12th televised address to the nation that, there should be no sporting activities in the schools as well.

"Religious activities under the new protocols will be permitted. Social distancing and the wearing of face masks are obligatory in our schools.

"One dormitory block in each Senior High School is to be used as an isolation centre in the event of a student falling sick. Again, each SHS has been mapped to a health facility, and care will be provided to the sick by nurses assigned to these schools," President Akufo-Addo said.

SHS students are expected to be in school for six weeks and write their exams for a period of two weeks.

The President further urged students and teachers across the various SHS "to adhere strictly to enhanced personal hygiene and social distancing protocols, regularly wash their hands with soap under running water, refrain from shaking hands and wear masks to protect themselves and others”.

Watch the President's address below.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com
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