Government has been urged to train teachers on suspected COVID-19 case management before schools are reopened to ensure proper handling of possible outbreaks.
According to the Executive Director of the Africa Education Watch, Kofi Asare, Ghana is likely to face a disaster as far as the coronavirus pandemic is concerned if schools are allowed to resume with teachers lacking the requisite training on how to deal with and management suspected COVID-19 cases.
Kofi Asare is of the opinion that there should be a concerted effort between the Ghana Education Service and Ghana Health Service for teachers to be trained on the basic management technics of a suspected case so that a spike in cases can be averted after schools are reopened.
Speaking in an interview with Accra-based Peace FM reporter, the Executive Director of Africa Education Watch emphasized that special attention should also be given to girls and students with disabilities in this era of COVID-19 since they have peculiar needs.
“There is a need for the government to conduct comprehensive training on COVID-19 for teachers on how to cater for the children. This is a period of coronavirus and teachers must be trained on their roles as far as the needs of girls, persons living with disabilities and others because they have peculiar needs in this era of COVID-19, “Kofi Asare espoused.
He continued that “moreover when a student is exhibiting symptoms of the virus, teachers must know how to handle such a situation so these things are very important. The teachers need training from the Ghana Education Service and the Ghana Health Service on how to deal with such situations.”