The Ghana Education Service (GES) says the measures to be adopted are a possible mandatory quarantine of the Senior High School (SHS) students after the successful completion of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) before they are finally allowed to go to their various communities and homes.
Director-General of the GES, Prof. Kwasi Owusu-Amankwa said the Ghana Education Service (GES) has in collaboration with the Ghana Health Service began working on a strategic plan on how Senior High School (SHS) students can be safe after their exams.
Speaking in an interview, Prof. Kwasi Owusu-Amankwa who gave the hint, however, did not mention mass testing as one of the steps to be taken.
He indicated that the predetermined criteria will be spelled out to ensure the necessary safety precautions to avert any further spread of the virus once the students return home.
“When the students are done with the WASSCE, they will definitely go home. The conversation is that the Ghana Health Service will put in whatever contingency measure in place before they go home,” he said on Face to Face on Citi TV..
He added that “they (Ghana Health Service) will tell us the details but maybe when they (students) are going home, some arrangements will be made for them to quarantine. I had a conversation with the Ghana Health Service Director-General so obviously something will be done.”