The Government through the Ministry of Education has supplied Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the nine Education Directorates in the Western Region.
The PPE is to be distributed to final year Junior high and Senior High School students and teachers as part of measures to ensure their safety.
The items include 1,592 Veronica buckets, 3,184 pieces of Soaps, 1,900 bundles of tissue papers, 1,122 plastic bowls, 1,224 thermometre guns 42,152 pieces of nose mask and 19,316 pieces of alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Mr Abraham Fletcher, Sefwi- Waiwso Municipal Director of Education, who received the items on behalf of the Western North Regional Education Directorate Said, the major items have been received and commended the government for the items since it would go a long way to ensure the safety of both teachers and students as they prepared to write their WASSCE and BECE.
He called on Circuit Supervisors and headteachers to ensure they used the items for the intended purpose.
He indicated that all the COVID-19 protocols were been adhered to at the various Junior and Senior high schools with a COVID- 19 Monitoring Team and the Rapid Response Team on the ground ensuring strict adherence to all the precautionary measures.
Mr Fletcher advised headteachers and teachers to ensure students adhered to all the protocols at all times during instructional hours especially wearing nose masks and washing of hands.
The Municipal Director also advised students to take their lessons seriously to pass their exams.
Some final year students from both Junior high and Senior high schools confirmed receiving two nose masks and one 200ml hand sanitizer from their various schools.