Director-General for the Ghana Education Service (GES) Prof. Kwasi Opoku -Amankwa has disclosed that there is enough infrastructure as well as teaching staff to ensure the adherence of social distancing during the partial reopening of Junior and Senior High schools amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
He said, the situation can be easily managed much more than the impossibility being anticipated.
Prof. Kwasi Opoku -Amankwa indicated that, there is much spacing to entail students, talking of SHS schools, he made known of students not exceeding 30 in a class since a class have a capacity of 50-60 students.
Since we have dormitories at our disposal, we will ensure that we have the minimum spacing among the students he stressed.
The GES Director added that, consultations are going to be held among stakeholders on the agreed measures to be adopted in dealing with challenges that may arise as a result of the new provisions.
“I am surprised at this because on average, we do 70-30 percent boarding and day for all our schools. So I will be very surprised that there will be a school without enough boarding facilities. When we meet the CHASS on Monday, we have requested that they bring the details of the number of teachers, students, classes and dormitories that they have -they are bringing all those details so that we work them out to see the permutations. Once we see the permutations and there are challenges with the numbers, we will think around it”, he assured.