The Ghana News Agency and Graphic Online, published in Ghana, have reported cases of coronavirus outbreak in Accra Girls Senior High School in the heart of the capital of Ghana. The incident happened on Monday, July 6, 2020.
According to the Ghana News Agency on twitter @GHANANEWSAGENCY, parents of the students are demanding for the release of their children following the outbreak of the virus that affected a teacher and six students of the school.
The tweet reads: “Parents of final year and Gold Track second year students of the Accra Girls Senior High School are demanding an immediate release of their wards from the school following an alleged outbreak of COVID-19 in the school, reportedly contracted by six students and one teacher.”
Accra Girls Senior High School is an all-female second cycle institution in Accra in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana and operates as a non-denominational day and boarding school.
According to Graphic Online, the report got to Ghana Health and Education Service and a team of experts from Ghana Health Service at various levels led by national officers and their colleagues from Ghana Education Service were drafted to the school to put in the necessary control measures.
This is why Nigerian governments and parents should be careful while planning to re-open schools. We must thread with caution. Yes, schools must resume but parents and students who want to write WAEC should not push government to the wall, thereby forcing them to resume and the worse unexpected happens.
When anything untoward happens, it is the same people that will hit the government that it didn’t take proactive steps before rushing to resume schools. So, Nigerians should allow the government take its time to put things in place and ensure there is safety before opening schools.
It is better a session is lost than losing a single child to the coronavirus. Even if a child is not lost, the transmission will be unimaginable among the students and their family members