The President of IMANI centre for Policy and Education, Mr. Franklin Cudjoe has questioned the government’s commitment to protect students in the Senior High Schools as COVID-19 keeps spreading in the country.
On Sunday, July 5, 2020, six students of the Accra Girls Senior High School were confirmed to be positive of the novel coronavirus that has claimed 129 lives as of July 7, 2020.
Later yesterday a joint statement issued by the Ghana Education Service (GES) and Ghana Health Service (GHS) copied to Georgeweb.org disclosed that a teacher and spouse have contracted the deadly coronavirus that has claimed 129 lives as of July 7, 2020.
The Service in the statement said some 200 personnel have been deployed to monitor the COVID-19 situation in various Senior High Schools across the country.
Additionally, all schools had been assigned to nearby health facilities to ensure immediate response to any suspected or confirmed COVID-19 case.
But according to the IMANI President, it’s shocking that the President and the Minister for Education who directed parents to go and dump their wards in boarding houses are either scared of the disease and self-isolating.
“I wonder how they plan to protect the students with panic over cases in Accra schools already. Ghana just recorded almost a 1000 cases yesterday” he added.
Meanwhile, Mr. Franklin Cudjoe had earlier petitioned the Government of Ghana to immediately close down all schools for the second time as the country’s COVID-19 cases keep rising, suggesting that schools should only be reopened when the unexpected situation is brought under control.
Currently, the country has recorded 21, 077 coronavirus cases with 16,070 recoveries and an unfortunate 129 deaths, the Ghana Health Service has reported.