The Minority in Parliament has asked the Ghana Education Service (GES) to take necessary steps to ensure final year Senior High School students who are in Covid-19 isolation and quarantine are not disadvantaged as their colleagues begin the final exams Monday, July 20.
According to them, there has been no news on the state of students who have recovered and others who are still sick with the virus.
Deputy Minority Spokesperson on Education Dr. Clement Apaak called on government to as soon as possible announce guidelines that will ensure these students are not unfairly treated.
“We are yet to hear what government’s plan is through the GES regarding those students who may be in isolation and others who may be recovered from the virus.”
“Given the fact that some of the students were recorded to have tested positive and the associated trauma for those who had not even tested positive we had felt that in good fate it would have been better for the exams to have been postponed,” Dr Apaak said.
The Member of Parliament called on the government to announce the measure for their next move when the students finish the exams.
He noted that these were concerns raised before schools were instructed to resume.
“Plans, programs and activities must be in place to ensure that when they are done with the exams, students are tested, those who deserve to be held in isolation will be held in isolation and those who have to go for treatment go for treatment,”
However, he wished all candidates well as they start their exams stating that “ we can only wish them well and we pray for God’s guidance and protection in this very trying and unconducive times for them to be writing exams. It is our hope that they do their best under very trying, terrifying and panicky conditions.”
The Minority has been leading the call to close schools in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak in the country.