As part of “My First Day at school Event”, UNICEF has donated learning materials, Veronica buckets, hand sanitizers, soaps and tissue to some selected basic schools in the Greater Accra region.

The purpose of the tour was to engage new entrants who are being enrolled in schools to begin the 2020/2021 academic year. 

The Deputy Director General of Ghana Education Service (GES), Mr. Anthony Boateng together with Director General of Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kuma Aboagye, Staff from UNICEF and Ghana Education Service interacted with teachers and school authorities and urged them to impart positive attitudes onto the pupils.

The Deputy Director General of Ghana Education Service, Mr. Anthony Boateng appealed to the parents and guardians to educate in Covid-19 safety protocols and also ensure their children are wearing face masks.

According to him, the parents should get a nose mask for their children because government ones have been delayed but he assures the parents to release it as soon as possible.

The Director General of Ghana Health Service, Dr Patrick Kuma Aboagye explained that they have sent Health workers to check the upcoming children temperature, height, eye sight, mid upper arm circumference, earing, etc to examine their general body.

He therefore urged the teachers to guide the upcoming ones to observe the Covid-19 safety protocols as school reopened.

Kindly watch excerpts of the donation.

The country Director of UNICEF, Madam Anne Claire Dufray reiterated that the PPEs the schools have received should be put to good use to help fight the spread of the COVID-19.

She encouraged learners to always put on their face masks and also observe all the safety protocols to remain safe.

The Director General of Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Aboagye encouraged the children to observe the COVID-19 protocols to stay safe in the school. He also urged staff to support the children whiles they as adults also stick to the precautionary measures.

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