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No Church Services Should be held In Classrooms When School Reopens– GES Cautions

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Following President Akufo-Addo’s permission for schools to be reopened on Monday, June 15, the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Professor Opoku Amankwa has cautioned religious leaders in schools, popularly known as chaplains not to hold any church services in classrooms.

According to the timetable released by the Education Service, the final year students will have a four-hour constant lecture as they prepare for their forthcoming final exams.

The government as part of measures to protect the students against the novel virus has assured to disinfect and fumigate all the senior high schools throughout the country before the reopening date.

It additionally said washable reusable nose/face masks with Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) will be distributed to the students and school administrators.

The Director-General speaking in an interview on Peace FM’s ‘Kokrokoo’ show stated that pastors are no more invited to use the classrooms after school hours end for any type of church services or activity.

”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 the tracing, it will be difficult but if the child comes from school to the home, you’ll be able to do the tracing”. he said.

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