Logic for keeping SHS open defeated; send students home – CCT

The Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT) has become the called on government to urgently consider closing schools and sending students home.

This, Communications manager for CCT Adokwei Awuley told Sena Nombo on the Gold Power Drive was because the purpose for recalling SHS final year students to school had been defeated.

The Ghana Education Service (GES) and Ghana Health Service (GHS) in a joint press statement admitted what it said was “sporadic cases” of COVID-19 in some schools.

Government opened schools for final year students at Junior and Senior High Schools and tertiary institutions to prepare and write their final examinations.

There are however growing calls for the closure of Senior High Schools because of the outbreak of the deadly viral disease on some campuses.  

The GHS and GES in the joint statement said it detected 55 cases on the campus of Accra Girls Senior High School alone while close to 300 are in isolation.

There are also reported cases of the virus on some campuses.

The Communications manager for the CCT Adokwei Awuley said the growing concerns about the COVID cases on SHS campuses are due to the fact that majority of the students are housed on the campuses of schools.

The CCT Spokesperson believes there is no logic in keeping the students on the campuses because he does not think examinations can be organized under the current circumstances.

According to him, teachers have been doing their work but the fear of COVID-19 is making it difficult for efficient teaching and learning.

Adokwei Awuley wondered how the government would balance the desire to ensure every student partakes in the examinations with the critical need to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the schools.

Story by: Sena Nombo/Radiogoldlive.com

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