As part of efforts to fight the novel global pandemic, coronavirus, especially on campuses of schools hosting final year students, the Stanbic Bank Ghana Limited has supported old boys of St. Peter’s Senior High School (PERSCOBA) in Kawhu Nkwatia in the Eastern Region, with some Personal Protective Equipments to help protect both teachers and students from contracting the virus.
Speaking to journalists during the presentation of items to the school, Mr. D.K. Nyarko, an old boy of the school and currently the Global Administrator of PERSCOBA, who represented both the bank and the old boys during the donation, indicated that, the old boys association of the school, made an appealed to Stanbic bank for the procurement of the PPE’s for the schoool, a gesture the bank gladly identified with.
According to the Global Administrator, the items which includes, 20 pieces of Veronica buckets, 400 pieces of liquid soaps, 400 pieces of hand sanitizers, 500 pieces of face masks and others which cost Gh¢ 10,000 are all meant to put the students and teachers in a position that will enable them not to contract the disease.
*”What they have to do is to wash their hands frequently and well sanitized, always wear the nose masks and practice the social distancing protocols adequately so that they do not contract the diseaae. Let me again use this opportunity to on behalf of PERSCOBA national convey our sincere gratitude to the Stanbic bank for such a swift gesture”*. He said.
Senior prefect of the school, Kwasi Opoku Amankwah thanked the bank and the old boys association for the gesture and promised to put the items in their intended use.
Headmaster of St. Peter’s Secondary School and national secretary of CHAASS, Mr. Kwame Owusu Aduomi on his part, admitted that the school through the old boys association, appealed to the Stanbic bank for the provision of the PPE’s for the students in order not for them to contract the coronavirus disease, a gesture that according to him, has been timely and rather significant.
Mr. Owusu Aduomi further indicated that, aside the efforts to get a lot more PPE’s for the students, all teachers have been instructed to spend five minutes of lesson time to educate the students on the characteristics of the virus before classes begins including, frequent visits by some health workers from the Holy Family Hospital, Nkawkaw to educate the students on COVID-19.
The headmaster however expressed gratitude to Stanbic bank and PERSCOBA for the donation and promised to ensure that the students commit the items to its intended purpose.