The President of Ghana His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has directed the Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection Madam Cynthia Mamle Morrison to commence her engagements to prepare a hot meal for all final year Junior High School students and the teachers.
During the President’s update number 15 on Sunday, 16th August, 2020, he said, reports available to him show that, some final year Junior High School Students were going hungry, in complying with the novel Coronavirus protocols.
The President having noticed that, has immediately instructed the Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection to begin preparations to ensure that the students and their staff are fed with a hot meal per day until they finish their examination.
According to the president, final year Junior High School Students and their teachers will be fed from 24th August up to 18th September.
Reports available disclosed that, a total of five hundred and eighty-four thousand (584,000) final year JHS students, and one hundred and forty-six thousand (146,000) staff, both in public and private schools will be provided with a hot meal per day.
President Akufo-Addo added that, the stimulus package extended to the students and their teachers is to ensure full observance of the COVID-19 safety protocols.