The Tano North Municipal Office of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), has educated the Yamfo Methodist Basic A and B Schools, with a total population of a little more than 1,200 students from Basic 1 to JHS 3, on preventing the spread of the coronavirus in the community.
In undertaking the public education, the Ahafo Acting Regional Director, Mr. Eric Adu, and Mrs.Adiza Gyengyenaa, the Civic Education Officer (CEO) at the Tano North Municipal Office observed that there were inadequate classrooms, tables, and chairs to ensure the practice of proper social distancing. Some students were also seen not wearing face masks as the Government supplied face masks were yet to get to the schools.
Regardless, Mr. Eric Adu urged both students and teachers to remain focused and to continually observe all the safety protocols to curb the community spread of the coronavirus. He explained that at the moment, COVID-19 does not have a cure but contracting it can be prevented if citizens observe the safety protocols. These are regular handwashing with soap under running water for at least 20 seconds or in the absence of water and soap, the use of an alcohol-based hand sanitizer to rub the hands, properly wearing the approved face mask in public places, and by social distancing.