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Don’t hide any #Covid19 case – NaSIA urges schools

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The National Schools Inspectorate Authority (NaSIA), formerly the National Inspectorate Board (NIB), is urging schools to report #Covid19 cases in their schools and not hide them.

In a press release Tuesday, signed by the Inspector General of Schools, Dr Haggar Hilda Ampadu, she urged “all schools to adopt an all-hands-on-deck approach to defeating our common enemy.

She urged them to “commit to transparency and full disclosure when a case of #Covid19 is recorded on their school premises.”

This follows what the Authority said are reports it received indicating that some schools that have recorded positive cases of #Covid19 have refused to disclose the information either to the relevant authorities and parents.

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According to NaSIA, these reports have been received from mostly concerned parents and members of the general public.

It reminded all schools that its Team of Inspectors are currently conducting #Covid19 Compliance Inspections in schools nationwide and, therefore, is counting on their cooperation to ensure full compliance with #Covid19 protocols.

The Authority reiterated its commitment to ensuring that even as the country continues to record #Covid19 cases, the health and safety of all learners and staff are prioritised.

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“We, therefore, urge schools to put all the necessary measures in place to prevent an outbreak of #Covid19 and report to Ghana Health Service and NaSIA immediately when a case is recorded.

“Parents are also advised not to send their wards to school when they are showing signs and symptoms of Covid-19 and alert the School Authority immediately when a member of the family tests positive,” it added.

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