The Hohoe Municipal Director of Education, Madam Gladys Amenya, has assured that second-cycle and basic schools in the Municipality are safe and prepared for reopening to final year students for their exit examinations.

She said Zoomlion Ghana Limited had undertaken fumigation exercises in all schools and that though the Directorate was yet to receive nose masks and other personal protective equipment from government as at the time of the interview, most schools had put safety measures in place.

Madam Amenya said all schools would strictly observe “no mask no entry” into classrooms and other offices.

The Municipal Director said there were available classroom blocks that would enable schools observe social distancing protocols and hinted that monitoring teams would ensure strict adherence to the measures.

When GNA visited the Likpe Secondary School it met a staff meeting as part of preparations for reopening, while a fumigation exercise had already taken place.

Madam Menu Mawuli Rose, Headmistress of the School, told the GNA that a total of 330 students were expected to resume for academic activities, requiring some more space for social distancing.

Mr. Christian Ablormeti, Headmaster of Akpafu Secondary Technical School, said the School benefited from a fumigation exercise and had held meetings with staff ahead of the resumption of academic activities.

He said the School had provided handwashing materials to ensure adherence to that protocol.

The case is not different at the Evangelical Presbyterian (E.P) Technical Vocational Institute in Alavanyo but a rainstorm, which ripped off the Mechanical and Electrical workshop of the Institute is likely to affect practical lessons for the final year students.

Mr. Christian Kwame, Principal of the Institute, said bungalows, dormitories and food store of the Institute were affected with some mattresses and about 86 bags of rice soaked with rain water. 

Mr. Andrews Teddy Ofori, the Hohoe Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), called on management and staff of schools to ensure strict adherence to all safety protocols and precautionary measures when students returned for the academic work to keep students and staff safe.