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Regional News Wed, 1 Jul 2020

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Rains in STMA/EKMA disrupt reopening of JHS for final year students

The long hours of rains within the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis and Effia-Kwesiminstim Municipality greatly affected the reopening process of many of the schools visited.

Aside the delay in supply of PPE, the rains deterred most students who have been allowed by the President to spend some 11 weeks in school towards the preparation for their Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) from reporting to school.

The nine-hour intermittent rains, began at about 4.30am and disrupted classes which, according to government’s directives, were to start at 9am.

The rains, occasionally subsided for some time and resurface with vigour, which even made general rounds for a lot of people difficult.

A visit to some schools by the Ghana News Agency, revealed that teachers and heads were ready to be schooled on how to administer the COVID-19 protocols, according to the President’s directive.

At the Kansaworodo Junior High School in the Effia Municipality, there were no signs of preparations as students and teachers had not reported as of 0840 hours.

The situation was not different at the TIMBOD and Effia Methodists JHS.

The Cluster of Schools on the old Axim road and Presby JHS, however, saw students and teachers trickled in.

In some of the schools where the teachers and school heads were around, they were highly expectant to receive the COVID-19 PPE to enable them to begin classes in earnest.

Source: GNA

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