Parents battle Academic officials over their wards after COVID-19 hit Accra Girls
Tension builds at Accra Girls Senior High School (AGISS) as parents are battling school officials to pick up their wards for the fears of contracting the novel coronavirus disease.
Their action came as a result of report that stated that six students of the school tested positive for the ailment.
Police officers, as well as Covid-19 task force officials from the Ayawaso North Municipal Assembly, have been deployed to the school to manage the situation.
Parents who were unpleased by the situation insisted on picking up their wards following reports of agitations by the students on the school campus.
The action of the parents compelled management to engage security office to instill discipline and peace at the school,
Starr News reporter confirmed that only parents at the premise were called to be addressed by the officials while media was denied access to a briefing which aims at addressing the current issue of the school.
One parent told the media that “I came for my daughter, I want them to release my her for me. She called yesterday that an ambulance came for two people so we have to come for her.”
Another parent bemoaned that the school officials were not allowing them to enter the premise for their wards.
“so we are just here and the policemen are also blocking us from entering,” she added.
Parents maintained that they would not leave until school authorities come out to speak to them about the safety and security of their children.
Six students of the Accra Girls Senior High school reportedly tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Sources close to the school indicated that about 11 students showed symptoms of the virus and were subsequently isolated at the sickbay of the school on Monday, June 29.
The positive cases were taken to the Ga East Municipal Hospital for treatment on Saturday, July 4.
BY JOYCELINE NATALLY CUDJOE