The government has absorbed the registration fees of West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) candidates for this year.
President Akufo-Addo announced this in his 12th address to the nation on measures taken against the spread of coronavirus in the country.
According to him, an amount of GH¢ 75.4 million will be spent on the payment of the fees for the students.
President Akufo-Addo underscored the importance of education to his government.
He maintained that the government of Ghana is determined to protect the lives of “Akufo-Addo graduates” and the teaching staff and non-teaching staff.
He also directed all senior high schools across the country to designate one dormitory to block each for use as an isolation centre as final year students return to school on Monday for the resumption of academic work.
Also, each of the over 1,100 senior high schools has been assigned to a health facility within their locality to respond to suspected COVID-19 cases to be identified.
“Each such senior high school has been mapped to a health facility and care will be provided to the sick bay nurses assigned to these schools,” President Akufo-Addo added.
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