VIDEO: Allow us to go home – Accra Girls SHS students cry out over Covid fears

Students of the Accra Girls Senior High School have staged a demonstration on campus calling on the authorities to allow them to go home following the reported outbreak of COVID-19 in the school.

Six students are said to have been infected with coronavirus.

The patients, all students of the school, were isolated at the school’s sickbay on Monday, June 29, 2020, together with some other students who also showed symptoms of COVID-19.

According to reports, six out of eleven students who were tested for the virus tested positive.

Health officials from the Ayawaso East Health directorate on Saturday, July 4, moved the students who tested positive to the Ga East Municipal Hospital for treatment.

The terrified students are demanding that they are allowed to leave the school to prevent them from contracting the deadly disease.

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School authorities are yet to speak on the matter.

Final year Senior High School students returned to school on Monday, June 22 to prepare for their final exams after President Akufo-Addo directed all schools in the country to be closed from March 16.

Final year students in tertiary institutions, as well as Junior High Schools, have also returned to school to prepare for their final

The president in his 10th address to the nation on measures put in place to check the spread of the coronavirus in the country announced the reopening of schools but for only final year students of Junior High School, Senior High School and Tertiary institutions.

“SHS 2 gold track and SHS 3 students are to resume on the 22nd of June, with a maximum of 25 students and final year Junior High School students are to resume on the 29th of June with a maximum of 30 students, while remaining students still remain at home,” President Akufo-Addo said.

There’s been public discussion about whether schools should open or not.

Source: Kasapafmonline.com

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Ellis Ferdinand is a Journalist, Blogger and Founder of Ellis Multimedia, a parent company of EducationGhana.org, an Online Education News Blog, PoliticsGhana.com and GhanaNaija.net. Ellis Ferdinand is a Graduate of Accra College of Education and the University of Cape Coast, where he obtained a Diploma In Basic Education and a Bachelor of Education in Accounting. He is currently Reading his Master of Philosophy in Curriculum and Pedagogic Studies at the University of Education, Winneba in Ghana. Ellis Ferdinand won Blogger of the Year at the 2018 National Students’ Awards and was also adjudged 14th Best Ghanain Blogger in 2018 among the Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers of 2018. He introduced the Concept of Education Blogging in Ghana in 2014 with his famous blog EducationGhana.net. now EducationGhana.org His Blog won Best Media Promoting Education in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively, an Award organized by Neogenics Education Consult. In 2019, He adjudged the Most Promising West African Blogger of the Year in Nigeria. He won Writer of the Year at the 2021 EDUCOM AWARDS

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