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.
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.
“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.