An Education Economist after the Ghana Health Service (GHS) provided an update on Covid-19 cases recorded in schools since early 2021 has asked the Health Service to also give statistics on teachers infected with the novel virus.
Mr Peter Party Anti comment comes after the Director-General of GHS, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye at a press briefing disclosed 2,323 students from 363 schools have tested positive for covid since school reopened mid-January this year.
Dr Kuma-Aboagye said there are currently 166 active cases among students from Ahafo, Ashanti, Greater Accra and Eastern Regions adding that the North East Region is the only region with no case of the locally transmitted virus.
“There are 166 active cases among students from 4 Regions (Ahafo – 2, Ashanti – 84, Greater Accra – 75, Eastern – 4 and Oti – 1),” the Director-General stated in the briefing monitored by EducationWeb.com.gh.
He said 92.8% of the coronavirus cases have been recovered with the Volta Region having recorded the highest number of Covid-19 cases. Locally transmitted coronavirus cases in Volta Region schools Dr Kuma said are 512.
In line with the above, the Education policy analyst and researcher has urged the Ghana Health Service just like the students to give an update on the number of teachers who have contracted the viral virus in various schools.