DCE shuts down Dwenti SHS for breaching COVID-19 protocols

A personal school, Dwenti Senior High School, in the Sekyere Kumawu District of the Ashanti Region, has been closed down over COVID-19 safety protocol breaches.

The proprietor and the headmaster of the college have also been arrested.

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for the area, Mr Samuel Addai Agyekum, ordered the closure of the college and arrest of the college authorities all through a monitoring workout by means of the COVID-19. Response Team with the District Security Council on Saturday, 11 July 2020.

Mr. Addai Agyekum said the school had disregarded the directive by the President to ensure that dormitories and school rooms are decongested to tightly closed the protection of students.

The students, he said, were screened after his interest was once drawn to the disregard for the security protocols.

Preparations, the DCE said, are underway to pass some of the college students to a new accommodation facility which has been secured to make sure that the school’s dormitories are decongested.

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Mr. Agyekum stated the decision was once to make certain that the college students weres protected to it their final examination effectively barring contracting the deadly coronavirus.

The students and teachers of the faculty have pleaded with the DCE to launch the headmaster and proprietor.

Meanwhile, the National Council of Parent-Teacher Associations (NCPTAs) has appealed to the government to ship home all senior high college (SHS) students to stop similarly spread of the deadly COVID-19.

The appeal of the NCPTAs follows reports that some college students and teachers of some SHSs in the country, have examined effective for COVID-19.

Fourteen SHSs have, so far, recorded COVID-19cases.

Cases have been demonstrated at Accra Girls’ Senior High School, Odorgonno SHS, Konongo Wesley SHS, and Mfantsiman Girls’ SHS.

The different 10 schools include Mawuli School, Bishop Herman College in Kpando, Dabala Technical School, and Mawuko Girls SHS in the Volta Region.

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The last are Archbishop Porter Girls, Ahantaman Girls, Adiembra SHS, and Diebene SHS all in the Takoradi Metropolis.

The rest are Suhum Senior Technical School (STHS) in the Eastern Region and Nsein Senior High School in the Nzema East District.

A declaration issued by using the NCPTAs and signed by means of its National President, Mr. Alexander Yaw Danso, on Monday, thirteen July 2020, explained that when you consider that the reopening of faculties in June and upon close monitoring of the COVID-19 situation, it had made a range of observations which includes the following: “Not all faculties have obtained the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as promised through the government. The faculties which have acquired substances did no longer get a full grant of the PPEs. The COVID-19 safety protocols, specifically the social-distancing and wearing of nostril masks, are no longer being adhered to via students”.

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It also observed that: “Not enough fitness personnel are either stationed in or attached to many of the colleges for pursuits surveillance due to the pandemic”, including that “inadequate area in some faculties has resulted in overcrowding in dormitories, defeating the cause of the social-distancing protocol, even although the initial conversation to mother and father from the authorities indicated that Day Students in boarding schools would be converted to boarders (allowed to stay in college as boarders until completion of their examinations), unfortunately, due to the fact of lack of space in some schools, Day Students proceed to remain home commuting to and from school, making them greater inclined to getting infected, thereby growing the probability of infecting others inside the faculty community.”

The NCPATAs further pleaded with the authorities to, “as a count number of urgency, consider the parents’ plea and send” their “children home.”