The Ghana Education Service has distanced itself from a claim by NPP Henry Nana Boakye that SHS students who have tested positive for COVID-19 brought the virus from home. The Service says it don’t know if such was the case.
Henry Nana Boakye, the National Youth Organiser of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP)
The National Youth Organiser of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Henry Nana Boakye speaking at a party event held in Kumasi Tuesday July 14 said: “it is necessary to note that students who have tested positive for COVID-19 did not even contract the virus on their respective campuses, this is another strong point, that all of these cases, they brought it from their various homes”.
His claim follows the repeated cases of the locally transmitted coronavirus in some Senior High Schools in the country.
But, the Director-General of GES, Professor Kwasi Opoku Amankwa reacting to the claims of his party member on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa 102.5 FM monitored by Georgeweb.org said the agitation about students bringing the virus from their homes or otherwise is inconsequential.
“We don’t know yet and no detailed information has been provided by the Ghana Health Service as to how they contracted it, whether these were brought in from their homes or the virus was already in the school and they contracted it upon returning”, prof. Amankwa told Bonohene Baffuor Awuah.
The Director-General noted that what matters most is to treat the cases, and ensure the student population, teaching and non-teaching staff will adhere to the outlined COVID-19 preventive protocols in the schools to prevent the spread.