CHASS calls for calm among parents over COVID-19 cases in some SHSs

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The Conference of Heads of Assisted Senior High Schools (CHASS) has entreated guardians and parents to halt their decision to withdraw their kids from the Senior High Schools that have reportedly recorded cases of the novel coronavirus.

His remark is in line with the actions of some parents who decided to pick up their wards from the Accra Girls Senior High School (SHS) after the news went viral that six students of the school have tested positive for the virus.

The President of CHASS, Yakubu Abubakar in an interview with Citi News monitored by urged parents to trust school management to restore the situation to normalcy.

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“The challenge we have with the school is that, when such a thing happens and you don’t control the parents, before you realize, you will have an unfortunate scene. I am sure the school is in consultation with the Ghana Education Service to see how to appropriately address it. For the gate of the school to be opened for the parents to come for their ward, this will result in some stampede and other unfortunate results. So I am sure due diligence is being done, consultations are going on. The students are also being contained for the appropriate measures to be taken. If authorities at the end of the day feel students should be allowed to go home, they will allow them,” he said.

Students of the Accra Girls Senior High School earlier today staged a demonstration chanting for the school authorities to allow them to go home.

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However, police officers were deployed to the school to prevent the upset parents from entering the premises of the school.


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