Government according to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, will soon invest some 200 million dollars in improving facilities and infrastructure for basic schools in Ghana, which will impact some 10,000 schools across the country.
The new investment according to the president, will benefit over three million young Ghanaians.
This was disclosed by the President on Monday, when he held a consultative meeting with the Conference of Heads of Basic Schools in Ghana at the Jubilee House.
The engagement with the conference was primarily centered on measures being put in place by govt for the resumption of academic activities for basic schools scheduled for Monday, 29 June, 2020.
The President said due to knowledge gathered on COVID-19 so far, it was now imperative to get back to normalcy as exemplified by the lifting of some restrictions.
On the availability of PPEs to the schools, the President assured that health and safety materials will be made available to all including the supporting staff.
President Akufo-Addo said government is paying professional allowance for professional teachers among others, stressing that the training being given to leaders like themselves was part of a design to make education worthy to citizens, and disclosed government was going to take care of BECE fees for the students as education remains the bedrock of our social progression.
For their part, Rep of COHBS expressed their gratitude to the recognition given teachers of basic schools, while revealing their satisfaction at the manner in which the government has managed the pandemic.
She recalled the announcement by the President of the resumption of academic activity and expressed their readiness to answer the call to work.
She appealed to the government to make available PPEs to the school and called for training of teachers to handle COVID-19 cases before they become troublesome, while pledging the support of the teachers in the way forward.