Education think tank, the Africa Education Watch, has warned of more Covid-19 cases in schools over the failure of the GES to enforce some safety protocols.
The think tank said the GES has failed to cap the number of students in a class after schools reopened last month and is also questioning the failure of the GES to enforce the shift system in schools to reduce the student population.
Executive Director Kofi Asare told Starr News the GES must act on the confirmation that some schools have recorded some twenty cases of Covid-19.
“Teachers are hesitant in adapting the shift system because they are not sure whether they are going to be given an extra enumeration for working from morning till 4:30pm should they adapt the system. So, you go to schools and teachers are hesitant.”
He added “and the GES is also not pushing it because it looks as if they don’t have money. Because of the indecision by the GES on the runing of shift systems and the class caps, you are having a situation where Accra schools are very much congested.”
“And when you have such situation, you definitely will be expecting exposure to the risk of contracting the virus and for that matter the numbers that we are beginning to see especially in Accra.”