Parents Storm Accra Girls SHS To Withdraw Their Wards After 6 Students Tested Positive For COVID-19

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Parents whose wards are students of the Accra Girls Senior High School have stormed the school to withdraw their wards.

This comes after some 6 students were reported to have tested positive to the novel coronavirus.

One parent who spoke to the media said, “we knew it was a bad idea letting our wards go back to school whiles the virus is still out there but what could we do.

Situations got worse when some parents went ballistic seeking to take their children home by force but the timely intervention of the police, calm returned to the campus.

Three days after Ghana recorded its first two cases of the novel coronavirus, President Akufo-Addo on March 15, 2020, directed the closure of schools at all levels to curb the spread of the virus.

But after almost 10 weeks of closure, final year Senior High Schools (SHS) students were asked by the President to return to school on Monday, June 22, whereas their counterparts in Junior High Schools (JHS) were to do same on Monday, June 29, to prepare for their final examinations.

Final year university students were also asked to resume on Monday, June 15.

All of these formed part of the phased easing of COVID-19 induced restrictions by the President.

Unfortunately, just a week after final year students in tertiary institutions returned to school, a National Service personnel at the Academic Department of the Accra Technical University tested positive for the disease.

The case is said to have been recorded on Monday, June 22, 2020; exactly a week after the tertiary institutions reopened.


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