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CHASS: Reopening of schools, students who break bounds will be sent home

The Conference of Heads of Assisted Senior High Schools (CHASS)  have warned strongly that schools will not hesitate to send home any student who breaks bound following the partial reopening of Senior High Schools on Monday, 22nd June,2020.

The President of CHASS, Alhaji Yakubu Abdulai in an interview warned that, authorities will be tough on students to ensure maximum safety because of the threat of COVID-19.

He iterated that, students who will break bounds and go out of the school or exhibit any indisciplined behaviour will be sacked to stay home but will be allowed to come to school to write the exams when the time is due.

The Conference of Heads of Assisted Senior High Schools (CHASS) has cautioned all final year students to desist from exhibiting any form of indiscipline because schools will not hesitate to send home any student who breaks bounds following the partial reopening of Senior High Schools.

Senior High Schools who reopened for finial year students and the second – year Gold Track Students on Monday, June 22, 2020 expected some 800,000 students, teachers, and non-teaching staff at various school Premises nationwide.

Schools had been closed since March 15, 2020, as part of the government’s efforts to curtail the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The final year SHS students will be in school for six weeks before sitting for the West Africa Senior School Certification Examination (WASSCE).

The WASSCE in Ghana will take place from August 3, 2020, after six weeks of studies.

Only a maximum of 25 students will be permitted in each class, there will be no mass gatherings and no sporting activities but religious activities will be permitted in line with existing protocols.

Day students in schools with boarding houses will become residents for the period. Day students in schools without boarding facilities will commute from home.

Dining halls ensure required social distancing whilst no visitors to the schools will be allowed.

By: Esther Ankrah

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