GES, GHS issues 3-point COVID-19 guideline for vacating Gold track students

The Ghana Education Service and the Ghana Health Service have issued a three-point guideline for second-year Gold Track students as they prepare for vacation on Friday, July 31.

The latest guidelines to the second-year students come after coronavirus infections were recorded in some schools.

In the joint statement issued by the two institutions, “any school where no positive case of COVID-19 has been recorded, the students can vacate and go home.”

“Any school that had a positive case, but has not reported any new positive case within the last two weeks, the students can vacate and go home.”

“Any school that had a positive case within the last two weeks, all contacts within the gold track will have their vacation delayed for assessment and observation before they can be allowed to go on vacation and parents is of such students will be notified,”it said.

According to the statement, all students were to adhere to these guidelines before leaving for their various homes.

It further expressed its appreciation to its staff and the government.

“Management of GES and GHS wish to use the opportunity to thank and appreciate all staff of GES and GHS. Management is hugely indebted to you for your commitment, dedication, and sacrifices in the interests of the students.”

“We also want to express our profound gratitude to the government for its support, especially the President for his resolve to see that the future of these children is not compromised by the outbreak of the coronavirus,” it added.

It, however, pleaded with the general public to continue to support the remaining students who are still writing their final exams in prayers.

The President, Nana Akufo-Addo, after weeks of closing down school due to the coronavirus, reopened them for final year students to prepare and enable them to take their final examinations.

Second-year SHS Gold Track students were also instructed to return to school.

The SHS students reported to school on Monday, June 22, 2020.

Their examination started on July 20.

According to the Education Ministry, the final year students were to have six weeks of academic work and five weeks for their West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).


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