Some students of Accra Girls Senior High (SHS) school are on demonstration to increase pressure on the school’s management.
The purpose of the demonstration was to heighten the pressure to coerce management to allow them to go home following reports of Covid-19 in the school.
However, the students are said to have gathered on the schools’ premises waiting for some parents to come for them. It is also reported that there are some parents and guardians who have besieged the school in attempt to take their children home.
As stated by the president in his regular Covid-19 address, he made mention that each school is mapped to a health facility. Similarly, the students who contracted the virus and were quarantined on June 29, 2020 had been sent to the Ayawaso North Health directorate.
Furthermore, it is reported that Health officials from the Ayawaso North Health directorate on Saturday, July 4, moved the students who tested positive to the Ga East Municipal Hospital for treatment.
ACCRA GIRLS SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (SHS) on demonstration as parents troop in to take their children back home amidst fears of Covid-19.
This development has led to the students demonstrating amidst fears that the virus is spreading amongst them.
The students, who gathered outside their classrooms, kept chanting: “We’ll go home.”
Anxious parents have also trooped to the school to try and take their wards home.
Police officers have been deployed to the school to prevent the agitated parents from entering the school premises.
Speaking to journalists, a parent said: “I heard the news last night, so, I rushed here to find out what was happening… I’m anxious and scared and, so, we need the school authorities to tell us something.”
According to some of the parents, no student was tested when schools resumed.
They believe this is the cause of the current problem. Meanwhile, Ghana’s case count has reached more than 20,000. Additionally, the president is on self-quarantine following reports that a member from his close inner circles has tested positive.
BY: ONESIPHORUS OBUOBI