The MP for Ho Central, Mr Benjamin Kpodo, has entreated students to study diligently towards a bright as they observe COVID-19 safety protocols in school.
He said that although their return to school coincided with the soaring cases of COVID-19 in the country, the virus could be prevented if they adhered to the safety procedures.
Mr Kpodo made the call when he visited various public senior high schools in the constituency on Wednesday to present consignments of the Veronica buckets, face masks, hand sanitisers and other CIVID-19 safety kits to them.
The items, worth about GH₵5,000, benefitted seven public schools in the constituency.
He urged students not to be obsessed with the fear of catching the virus, but rather learn with great zeal and enthusiasm as they stuck to the safety rules.
At Mawuli School, Ho, Mr Jonathan G. Adomah, the headmaster thanked the MP for the timely gesture which he described as a step in the appropriate direction.
He said that half of the 1,600 students expected back in school had reported on campus.
According to him, the returning students had been undergoing screening since Monday.
The headmaster confirmed that the school had taken delivery of its allocation of protective personal equipment (PPE) supplied by the government.
At the OLA Senior High School, Madam Regina Coffie, the headmistress, said that more than 709 of the expected 1, 146 students had reported, adding that classes were ongoing.
She said that the school had received its consignment of Veronica buckets, liquid soap, hand sanitisers, packs of tissue paper and other PPE.
FROM ALBERTO MARIO NORETTI, HO