The National Schools Inspectorate Authority (NaSIA), formerly the National Inspectorate Board (NIB) had earlier urged schools to report all #Covid19 cases in their schools and not hide them following the surge in cases in the country.
The Inspector General of Schools, Dr Haggar Hilda Ampadu, is urging all schools to adopt an all-hands-on-deck approach to defeating our common enemy.
The authority is therefore advising all Heads of pre-tertiary public and private schools to commit to transparency and full disclosure when a #COVID19 case is recorded on their school premises by reporting to their Municipal Disease Control Offices.
According to the authority, numerous reports have been received which indicates that some schools that have recorded positive cases of #Covid19 have refused to disclose the information either to the relevant authorities and parents.
In enhancing the reportage of viral cases recorded in the pre-tertiary public and private schools, NaSIA has introduced an email to enable various heads of schools to make a direct report to NaSIA.
Heads of schools are therefore charged to report any case of such via email@example.com
The reports received are mostly from concerned parents and members of the general public.
The authority is reminding 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 the protocols.
The Authority reiterated its commitment to ensuring that even as the country continues to record new cases, the health and safety of all learners and staff are prioritized.
“We, therefore, urge schools to put all the necessary measures in place to prevent an outbreak of the virus and report to Ghana Health Service and NaSIA immediately when a case is recorded”, Dr.Hilda added.
“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,” she added.