An investigative journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni, has urged the Pharaoh of our time, the Akufo-Addo led administration to shut down reopened schools following recorded cases of the novel coronavirus in some schools.
Manasseh Azure comment follows reports indicating that some 6 students and a teacher of the Accra Girls Senior High School have tested positive for the killer virus.
A post on the Azure’s Facebook timeline sighted by Georgeweb.org quotes “Pharaoh, allow the children to go home!
“Some state institutions are shutting down and workers are going home or working from home, but when you question the wisdom of reopening SHS, foot soldiers say COVID-19 is here to stay.”.
President Akufo-Addo in one of his numerous televised nation’s addresses as part of efforts to protect students promised to supply schools with PPEs but seems to have failed and the calls from some school authorities have fallen on deaf ears.
Manasseh Azure Awuni further cautioned teachers on precautionary measures advising that “If you’re a teacher, don’t wait for the government to give you a mask before you wear one. Buy and protect yourself and your family, in and out of school,”
Meanwhile, a statement jointly released by the Ghana Education Service and Ghana Health Service indicated that over 200 personnel have been deployed to Senior high schools across the country to assist in handling COVID-19 cases.
Confirming the reports of COVID-19 cases in some schools the Service said; “The Ghana Education Service (GES) received reports of suspected cases of COVID-19 from some second cycle institutions including Accra Girls Senior High school. The Ghana Health Service was subsequently notified of the situation. As of 6 July 2020, six (6) students, a teacher and spouse, have been confirmed as positive for COVID-19 in Accra Girls Senior High School.”
The Service in the statement furthered that “it has put in place adequate measures in place to ensure strict adherence to the outlined COVID-19 preventive protocols and other safety measures for the safety of the students”.