Mrs Sophia Attimah, the Headmistress of Nana Brentu Senior High Technical School in the Aowin Municipality of the Western North Region, has expressed worry over the low turnout of students to school after the third day of reopening.
The final year students are expected to prepare for the West African Secondary School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) while the second year Gold Track students are to complete their first semester, in line with the Presidential Directive.
Mrs Attimah said a total of 564 students comprising 265 final and 299 second year Gold Track students were expected to return to school.
She told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in an interview that as of 1404 hours on Wednesday only 132 students, made up of 82 final year and 52 form two students had showed up.
“Parents please let your wards return to school because we have put in place strategic measures to protect them,” she appealed.
Touching on the observance of the CONVID-19 protocols, the Headmistress said temperatures of all students were taken before they were allowed to the campus.
To curb the spread of the disease, management had educated students on the COVID-19 and any student who failed to adhere to the procedures would be asked to stay at home, Mrs Attimah said.
“This time we are going to end classes around 1430 hours and start our preps at 1530 hours to 1730 hours. Management has assigned a teacher to monitor the dormitories.”
“We have also set aside two classrooms as isolation centres; one for males and the other for females. In case we detect any abnormal behaviour in students, we will keep them there and health officers would be invited to take them to the hospital for further examination”.
The Headmistress said although management was yet to receive Personal Protective Equipment from the Ghana Education Service, the Aowin Municipal Assembly had provided the School with Veronica buckets, infrared thermometer, tissue paper and alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
She, however, entreated parents to give their children alcohol-based hand sanitizers and nose masks to complement what government would provide.