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Over 5,000 basic schools in Northern Region to be disinfected as BECE candidates return next week.

7300 basic schools in the Northern, Savanna and North East Regions are being disinfected ahead of the return of candidates sitting the basic education certificate examination (BECE) to school next Monday, June 29.

5400 of the basic schools being disinfected in anticipation of killing any bacteria linked to COVID-19, are in the Northern Region.


President Nana Akuffo Addo announced the easing of restrictions which include reopening schools to allow final year students to return to school in preparation for their exit examination.

These were to be carried out in phases; beginning with tertiary students, then secondary and basic schools that are expected to report on June 29.

The Ministry of Education and the Ghana education service has engaged waste management company, Zoomlion to disinfect the schools.

According to Peter Dawuni who is the General Manager for Zoomlion Company in the Northenr Region, the company isn’t disinfecting only public schools, but private schools where candidates are expected to return to school to prepare for their BECE.

A circuit supervisor at the Tamale Metro directorate of Education Musa Muniru, who is in-charge of Sakasaka circuit, told Diamodn News that he has tasked head-teachers under his circuit, to ensure some level of preparations ahead of Monday’s reopening.

Mr. Muniru explained that it was to ensure smooth take off of academic work.

Some of the basic schools that the disinfection exercises were undertaken included the Sakasaka cluster of schools, Kanvili Roman Catholic and Presbyterian mission basic schools, and Bamvim cluster of schools.

Source: Nelson Adanuti Nyadror | www.diamondfmonline.com |Ghana

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