Some parents of students at the Accra Girls Senior High School (SHS) have reportedly stormed the school premises in demand of answers to the whereabouts of their wards who have tested positive for COVID-19.
Their actions follows a joint statement issued by the Ghana Education Service and Ghana Health Service indidcating that at least 55 students in the school have tested positive for the locally transmitted coronavirus.
According to Starr FM‘s Daniel Nii Lartey who visited the Accra Girls SHS today July 14, 2020, there was a police presence but the security men denied parents entry to the school’s premises.
The journalist observed that school activities were ongoing as usual, with students seen roaming around the schoolyard. He also noted that parents were entering the school one by one.
According to Daniel Nii Lartey’s report, parents who could not communicate with their wards were stranded following news that some students have contracted the disease.
A parent who spoke to StarrFM said “I do not necessarily speak to my daughter every day. But she tried to speak to me Sunday night. When she spoke to me, she was almost in tears because she asked me to come pick her up in the night. She did not understand what was happening so she said I should come in the night.”
Meanwhile, Professor Kwasi Opoku Amankwa, the Director-General of the GES at a weekly press conference on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, said the government’s decision to keep students in schools is a step in the right direction.