President Aklufo-Addo has directed the Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection to begin the provision of one hot meal to JHS final year students and staff in both private and public schools.
This takes effect from 24th August up to 18th September, President Akufo-Addo said in a televised address on Sunday night.
All things being equal, all 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 would be included in the move.
This comes after reports that some final year JHS students were going hungry, in complying with COVID-19 protocols, President Akufo-Addo noted.
According to the President, the move will help ensure full observance of the COVID-19 safety protocols.