The school has been closed and with the help of the District Security Council and COVID- 19 response team, the Assembly has allocated a composed environment for students to write their final exams.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) of Sekyere Kumawu District in the Ashanti Region, Hon Samuel Addai Agyekum was led by Police on Friday, July 10, 2023, arrested the Dwenti Senior High School Headmaster and proprietor for failing to observe the COVID-19 health protocols outlined by the president of Ghana.
He has also called for the closure of the school after the authorities put up a careless approach in such a time where the entire country is under strict coronavirus guidelines adding that the school unlawfully resumed activities after the lifting of ban from social gatherings.
We were embarking on genuine monitoring of COVID-19 to make sure that the health of people, students, and staff is not at risk in the District. When we got to the school, the situation was very bad,” the DCE said.
“We decided to take steps and in the process ensued with the security services to give us access to the dormitories for inspection. It was worse so we invited the Police and the law took its cause.
“The next day, there was another breach of COVID-19 protocol whiles they organized entertainment and we were told that headmaster was celebrating the bail granted him. One of the students was injured in the process and we are putting things in place to provide the serene environment to write their exams. They are in the hands of the law,” he added.
He narrated that the school has been closed and with the help of the District Security Council and COVID- 19 response team, the Assembly has allocated a composed environment for students to write their final exams following a COVID-19 screening.
“Screening has been organized for 127 students so far. We have decongested them from the existing structure and are almost done providing them a new place. The district security council and COVID 19 response team have located a better place for students. Although it’s a private school yet it’s our responsibility to put things in order for their safety.”
Meanwhile, the students and teachers in the school have appealed to the DCE to help release their headmaster and proprietor for peace and sanity to prevail as they prepare to sit for their final exams.