A vast majority of Gold Track students will be going home tomorrow. These students who are second year students have been in intensive and controlled environment of leaving amid the COVID-19 pandemic for the past weeks. As planned by government within its phased easing of restrictions, Senior High Schools would be enrolled into classes along existing shifts or tracks to control the spread of the disease.
Luckily, these students are due for vacation but some measures ought to be taken, Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has said.
Briefing the media on these measures, Director General for the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye indicated that some three categories of schools have been identified, and along which different approaches are to be taken to release these students to their parents or guardians.
He mentioned that schools that have not recorded any case of the novel coronavirus ever since they re-opened would be allowed to go home whilst those that have had an incident would be subjected to some assessment before they vacate.
“The Gold Track SHS 2 are about completing tomorrow. The arrangement for discharge are in three categories and there will be a press release on that. The schools that have not reported any case …it means that those students can vacate and go home.
“The second category are those schools that have had a case, and if in the last two weeks there’s been no case, they can also be advised to vacate and go home. The third, is that, any school that has had a positive case in the last two weeks, the assessment will be done to identify those who are contacts and if any of them is positive, their vacation will be delayed whiles we do an assessment and observation, after which they will be asked to go home. And all parents concerned will be informed as soon as it happens” he added.