Final year Junior High School (JHS) students across the country today received their first free meal provided by the government as they prepare to sit for their exit exams in September.
The children, numbering about 584,000 and 146,000 staff in 17,440 public and private schools each received a pack of jollof rice with boiled egg and ‘Shito’.
The intervention announced by President Akufo Addo in his 15th Covid-19 address is to ensure full observance of the Covid-19 safety protocols by both students and staff in schools.
The Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei Opare and the Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Cynthia Mamle Morrison visited The Morning Star and the Kanda AMA Basic Schools in Accra to monitor the implementation of the President’s directive.
“I have come to see how it is going, and I also want to know if you are okay with the food.