Escapee students must be denied access to school compounds”-CHASS
The Eastern Regional secretary of the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) has said stubborn students who run away from their school premises must not be allowed entry into the schools again.
The president Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo in his tenth address to the nation on update and measures put up to curb the spread of corona virus pandemic said all final year University students are to report to their Universities on 15th June; final year Senior High School (SHS 3) students together with SHS 2 Gold Track students on 22nd June and final-year Junior High School (JHS 3) students on 29th June.
Also in a press briefing by the Minister of Education Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh outlining guide lines for the reopening of the various schools, he explained that there will be no visitation, no break for students, schools with boarding facilities will absorb their day students, students will also not be available for religious and sporting activities, will be entitled to only four hours of teaching periods from 9 am to 1 pm.
Reacting to the guidelines on Delight Fm’s “Me Man Nti” hosted by Wofa Agyenim Boateng, the Eastern Regional Secretary of CHASS Daniel Mensah in his opinion said parents should advice their wards very well before they resume school because stubborn students who run away from school compounds may not be allowed entry again.
“When a student goes out, do you know where he or she went? No, so we will not allow you a single person to go out there and contract the virus and come and infect the whole school with it” he stated.
He added that, if visitors are not allowed into the schools’ compounds and students will not be allowed to go outside then it will be prudent for students who break the law by running to their various homes only to return to write their examinations when the time is due to have their chairs and tables disinfected after the examinations.
He further advised parents of day students who are now going to join their colleague boarders, to acquire items like bedspreads, some petty things that parents and students themselves know and Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to support what the government will provide.
Story: Kwasi Minta
Editor: Kofi Boahen Dankwa