The Deputy Public Relations Officer (PRO) for the Ministry of Education, Mr Yaw Opoku Mensah says students in private schools across the country will not be exempted from the soon to commence nationwide Covid injection in schools.
Starting from learners aged 15 years and above, Yaw Opoku Mensah said the inoculation exercise forms part of the central government effort to slow and curb the spread of the locally transmitted coronavirus in the country.
The Deputy Education Ministry spokesperson on Monday told EducationWeb.com.gh the arrangement for the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccination will be done between the District Health and District Education Directorates in all Regions.
“The vaccination includes private and public school students and the modalities or arrangement will be done between the District Health and District Education Directorates after all the necessary protocols and education is done,” he said.
Yaw Mensah said the actual date for the impending coronavirus inoculation exercise in due course will be communicated to Heads of private and public schools, students, relevant stakeholders and the general public.
Mr Enoch Kwasi Gyetuah, the National Executive Director of the Ghana National Council of Private Schools (GNACOPS) following the exercise has encouraged Private school Authorities to collaborate with health professionals.
Speaking to EducationWeb, the Private Schools Council said the move by the Government of Ghana (GoG) to vaccinate students aged 15 years and above against the deadly global coronavirus is a step in the right direction.
“This is a National exercise and also meant for our own good as individual Ghanaians, so much effort must be channelled into its implementation by all stakeholders in the private education sector,” he told EducationWeb.
Mr Kwasi Gyetuah further urged the Management of various Private schools in the country particularly teachers to respect the decision of parents who hold certain views on the vaccination or the Coronavirus vaccine.
“We also entreat Private schools Authorities to respect parents and guardians of students who hold certain views on the soon to commence vaccination exercise and address it appropriately,” the GNACOPS Director urged schools.
He also encouraged Heads of Private schools to have apt records for the forthcoming nationwide vaccination exercise since it would go a long way to help the school and protect prospective students from contracting the killer virus.