Education Think Thank, Africa Education Watch has urged the Education Ministry, National Schools Inspectorate Authority, and Ghana Education Service to strengthen the covid isolation protocols in basic schools.
The Watch concerns come after it discovered 2 students at the Accra-based St. Elizabeth School, West Legon have tested positive for covid, a situation it said Management of the school had been tight-lipped on the matter.
According to them, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) and the National Schools Inspectorate Authority (NaSIA), when notified about the incident immediately moved in to undertake to test the two infected students.
However, EduWatch says it has observed that despite a positive case of the virus recorded in the school, academic activity is still ongoing in classes of the two students with no regard to isolation protocols since the testing.
“We are worried about such disregard for COVID-19 Case Management Protocols and its ramifications on health and safety in basic schools. We are therefore calling on the GHS, Ministry of Education, Ghana Education Service, and the NaSIA to enforce the COVID-19 isolation protocols in basic schools that record COVID-19 cases,” Africa Education Watch stated.
It in a social media post sighted by Educationweb.com.gh suggested for the government to sanction offending schools who disregard the covid isolation protocols to avoid a possible outbreak in schools and homes.
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‘We finally urge parents to take an extra interest in their ward’s health and safety at school and report any such cases to the nearest GHS directorate,” the Management of the Education Watch appealed to parents.