Alumni of Ghana Secondary Technical School (GSTS) donated a package of PPE to their alma mater to support final year and Gold Track students stay safe as students return to campus after the COVID-19-related suspension of classes. The GHS40,000 worth package included non-contact infrared thermometers, disposable gloves, surgical face masks, N95 respirators, cloth face masks, coveralls, goggles, face shields, bleach/antiseptics, pulse oximeters, foot covers, head covers, hand sanitizers and two-way radios.

Deputy Global Organizer of GSTS Alumni Giant Julius B. Nkrumah said the assistance provided was to complement resources provided by government to schools to protect students against the risk of infection and spread of COVID-19. Giant Nkrumah said Giants recognized their role as ‘shareholders’ of the school and have always had the school at heart. He explained that in the COVID-19 era, the school’s alumni were keeping an eye on the school, especially looking to help protect staff and students. He explained that this was the the reason the alumni reached out to the school and promised further support from to time to time.

Headmaster of Ghana Secondary Technical School Mr. Samuel Essel recieved the package and expressed grattitude to the Giants. He explained that a combination of the donated PPE, stocks provided by government and GSTS’s COVID-19 protocols should be enough to provide safety for students on campus. He noted that the school has a well equipped sick bay with an isolation centre, but has yet to record any COVID-19 case. | Akwasi Agyei Annim