The Ghana Education Service (GES) has warned schools charging students extra fees to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to desist from such acts.
Some parents have complained about the amount of money being charged by some schools to take care of the provision of PPE to their wards who will be attending schools. The schools have cited the lack of funds as the reason for the charge.
Commenting on this on Accra-based Angel FM, spokesperson for the GES, Cassandra Twum-Ampofo called on the managers of schools to desist from such acts with immediate effect.
According to her, the government will provide several PPE for students and hence there is no need for schools to charge extra fees for that.
“Several arrangements put in place, we provided PPEs most of which are still available…government will provide masks and sanitisers, the schools have also been mapped to certain health facilities. All schools have been told to have holding rooms where they will take suspected cases…,” she said.
She further mentioned that the Government through the GES will provide up to 10 million hand sanitisers and several face masks to students so there was no need to charge extra money for that.
“We will be distributing 10 million hand sanitisers so stop charging students fees for PPEs…the government will provide each student including those hand sanitisers and nose masks, at least each student will get three…,” she said.