In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, where Ghanaian schools have been closed down including all school related activities by the Ministry of Education (MoE) in collaboration with the Ghana Education Service (GES) following President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s directive on Sunday, 15th March, 2020. After the closure of schools, students/learners and their teachers were asked to vacate schools activities.
During the President’s last address to the nation, he has extended the restrictions on public gatherings, closure of schools, boarders among many. Since then, a section of Ghanaians have been advocating for reopening of schools including the Ghana Education Service (GES) who began its consultations to allow schools to operate should the president lift the ban. Interestingly, other individuals including some teacher unions, Parents Teachers Association (PTA), some teachers etc. have swiftly condemned the proposals to reopen schools in the Coronavirus era.
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In the course of these, a newly trained teacher doing her one year Mandatory National Service in the Keta Municipality of the Volta Region is reaching out to her pupils in a unique and simple ways.
Miss. Rebecca Samafo, a National Service Personal who teaches at Tegbi Roman Catholic (R/C) Basic School, has volunteered to move from house to house to educate parents and pupils on Coronavirus pandemic and also give the pupils supplementary teaching and learning.
In her quest to offer voluntary teaching and education to learners and their parents respectively, her efforts and that of others have been recognised and supported by Right to Play, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) with vested interest in Education.
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According to the Keta National Service Secretariat, the altruistic service of Rebecca Samafo is a testament of the values that the Scheme epitomises.
More importantly, it brings to the fore, the character building strategies put in place by management of the Keta National Service Secretariat.
The Scheme however, applauds Rebecca Samafo and many others like her who are brightening the corners where they are and raising the flag of the Scheme ever so high.
In conclusion, the Scheme noted that, social distancing and washing of hands were adequately adhered to.
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Below are some pics from her exploits.