All 584,000 final year Junior High School (JHS) students who are to sit for the BECE exams across the country are to receive one hot meal each day. Staff of the schools will also to be provided with the meals daily.
The President announced in the state of the nation address. The decision comes from complaints from students about going hungry in an attempt to fully comply with COVID-19 preventive protocols. This was made known with the following statement.
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“As a result of reports I have received that some final year JHS students are going hungry in complying with COVID-19 protocols, I have just instructed the Minister for Gender and Social Protection to begin preparation to ensure that as from 24th August up to 18th of September, all 584,000 final year JHS students and 146,000 staff both in public and private schools be given one hot meal a day. This is to ensure full observation to COVID-19 safety protocols.”