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President Nana Akufo-Addo has charged a sub-committee of the Presidential COVID-19 Taskforce to looking into the cases being recorded in schools.
Within the past few days, nine students of Mpraeso Senior High School in the Kwahu South District of the Eastern Region have been isolated over COVID-19 fears.
The school is awaiting results of tests conducted on the students as they receive medical attention and management.
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It follows the confirmation of eight cases at Accra Girls’ Senior High School which threw the student body and parents into pandemonium.
Subsequently, there have been reports of COVID-19 scares in other senior high schools across the country, just about a month after the President directed that they be opened for final-year students to go sit their exams.
A few days ago, a final-year student of KNUST SHS in Kumasi died on campus after bouts of vomiting and stomach issues.
The school authorities, according to the students, neglected their colleague out of fear of contracting COVID-19.
Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah announced at a press briefing on Thursday, 9 July 2020, that: “The President has tasked a sub-committee of the COVID-19 Presidential taskforce to be set up to quickly address challenges that may arise in the next eight weeks while final-year students are in school”.
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It is to ensure that the guidelines of campus quarantine are “strictly enforced” and any gaps “swiftly addressed” where incidents are suspected, the Ofoase-Ayirebi MP said.
Also, he said special arrangements were being put in place to address the concerns of anxious parents.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that two teachers of the KNUST Senior High School have been interdicted over the death of the final year business student of the school.
They are the senior housemaster, Owusu Ansah Seth, and the housemaster for the Densu house, Anthony Awotwe.
The Ashanti Regional Directorate of the GES said the interdiction of the teachers is to allow for investigations to commence.
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