Dr. Boamah tells GES to take steps to prevent mass gatherings in schools.

Education

As kids prepare to return to school, a former Communications Minister in the Mahama administration has urged the Ghana Education Service (GES) to take steps to prevent mass gatherings in schools.

In a Facebook post on Tuesday, Dr. Edward Omane Boamah noted that, despite the rise throughout Covid-19 cases in the country, some schools had morning assemblies before the holiday.
Dr. Boamah, who described the situation as “completely wrong,” demanded that the Service “move in quickly to stop any mass gatherings in schools.”
Dr. Boamah, a medical practitioner and expert in health policy planning and financing, asked parents to educate their children about the dangers of Covid-19 on a regular basis.
He stated that all schools should follow safety measures to ensure that pupils are safe.

“Last but not least, both teachers and students must act as self-checks on one other.
“This is the surest way to ensure wearing mask means wear masks appropriately. And not wearing masks underneath your chin while exposing your mouth and two nostrils to receive the covid-19 virus or to pass it on to another,” he added.