The Executive Director of the National Schools Inspectorate Authority (NaSIA), Dr. Hilda Ampadu has disclosed that 79 covid-19 cases have been recorded so far in Akosombo International School in the Eastern Region.
Speaking to the media, she disclosed that out of the total infections, 74 are students whereas the remaining 5 are staff members.
“We got a report on a school in Akosombo and my inspectors were there to ascertain the situation on the ground and it was confirmed that there are positive cases there. So far, they have recorded 79 cases but it is encouraging to say that the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Regional Health Directorate and the Municipal Health Directorate, and Akosombo are working with the covid management team and all those students and staff who have tested positive are being taken care of by the Ghana Health Service”, she stated.
Dr. Hilda further revealed that from the checks of the authority, schools have complied with the protocols but with social distancing being a challenge.
She further stated in her submission that since the pandemic is a national problem, it is being managed by the national team led by the Ghana Health Service. With furtherance to the management of the pandemic, she stated that all protocols are still in place hence the need for schools to observe them. A word of caution was however sent to churches that use school premises for their activities to put a halt to it since it goes contrary to the GES and the president’s directives.
According to her, NaSIA, GES, and the government are putting up all measures to ensure that learners and staff are safe as she indicated that the measures put in place are evident by the government’s commitment to providing PPEs and introducing shift system in some densely populated schools.