The Ghana Education Service (GES) has notified parents who have gone for their children from campuses over fears of Covid-19 to note that their wards will be isolated during exams.
According to the Chairman of the GES Council Michael Nsowah, the move is necessary to ensure students returning from home do not endanger their colleagues with the novel Coronavirus.
Speaking to Francis Abban on the Morning Starr, Mr Nsowah stressed that GES has the situation under control and would do anything to protect students who stay on campus.
“If we are unable to contain the pandemic in schools and send the students home, are we not endangering the general community? Parents are free to take their children home but when the time comes for exams, they [Students] will be isolated,” he affirmed.
He further insisted that Covid-19 cases in Senior High Schools are not widespread as reported.
“So far, from all the schools that I have visited, there’s no case of Covid-19. So far, I hope it doesn’t spread but we have 700 schools, does it mean every school must shut down? As we speak I’m in the Northern to inspect that all logistics that students were supposed to receive have been provided.”