National Youth Organizer of the New Patriotic Party and the deputy director at the national service scheme Henry Nana Boakye popularly known as Nana B have stated in a video trending online that, SHS students who have tested positive for COVID-19 in schools brought the virus from their homes.
His statement comes on the back of the rise in cases of the virus in Senior High Schools across the country.
Speaking at a party event in Kumasi, Nana B said they don’t have any plans on destroying the lives of any student by spreading COVID-19, they only visited the schools to monitor the EC’s voter registration exercise.
“It is important to note that the students who have tested positive for COVID-19 did not even contract the virus on their respective campuses, this is another strong point, that all of these cases, they brought it from their various homes,” he stated at a party event in Kumasi Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Nana B was spotted in a picture last Monday trending on social media where he was seen campaigning to students but he refuted that claims by saying he was only encouraging the students on the reason why they needed a voter ID card.
Accra Girls’ Senior High School is among the list of schools that have recorded cases of the virus two weeks after the government reopened schools for final year students.
Last week parents besieged the schools to take their children home after six students initially tested positive for COVID-19.
However, there has been growing calls from a section of the public for schools to be closed down, but the National Union of Ghana students thinks otherwise, in a press briefing yesterday, they noted that closing down the schools isn’t the best solution to the problem at but rather, the Ghana Education Service should work in collaboration with the Ghana Health Service to provide schools with psychologists to enable the students to be psychologically prepared before their final exams which are barely six days away.
By Amos Ekow Coffie | talksafrica.com