Nine students of the Mapraeso Senior High School in the Kwahu South District of the Eastern Region have gone into mandatory isolation after they allegedly showed signs of infection with coronavirus on campus.
Kwahu South Director of Education, Ofosu Kwakye, explains that the students have had their samples taken for testing as they await their test results.
“They have been isolated from the rest of the students with the samples sent to Accra for confirmation so we know the situation,” he disclosed on Accra-based Citi FM.
This latest scare comes in the wake of eight cases of the virus being confirmed on the campus of the Accra Girls SHS in Accra. The infected include six students, a teacher and his spouse.
There has since also been a case recorded at the Konongo Wesley SHS, and another in Bechem Presec.
Before the SHS started recording infections, the Accra Technical University had first recorded an infection.
The infections among SHS students is coming after President Akufo-Addo forced final year students back on campus against advice by health experts.
The schools had been closed for 10 weeks as part of measures to fight the virus, however, the President asked the students back on campus, quite against the will of parents and students alike.
Today, the Electoral Commission announced it is going to start registering students onto the new voters’ register, making people suspect the reason the students were forced back on campus was to have them register as part of the governing party playing on whatever advantage they believe the Free SHS program will give them.