9 Mpraeso SHS students isolate over suspected cases

Nine students of Mpraeso Senior High School in the Kwahu South District of the Eastern Region have been isolated over COVID-19 fears.

The school is awaiting results of tests conducted on them as they receive medical attention and management.

It follows the confirmation of eight cases at Accra Girls’ Senior High School which threw the student body and parents into pandemonium.

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Subsequently, there have been reports of COVID-19 scares in other senior high schools across the country, just about a month after the President directed that they be opened for final-year students to go sit their exams.

A few days ago, a final-year student of KNUST SHS in Kumasi died on campus after bouts of vomiting and stomach issues.

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The school authorities, according to the students, neglected their colleague out of fear of contracting COVID-19.

In the light of these incidents, the Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition (GNECC) said it is of the view that “should the unfortunate happenings continue, closing down the schools will be inevitable”.

It, however, called on “the students and parents to exercise restraint and register their displeasure with decorum and due process”.