The management of the Victory Presbyterian Church School says the school is dedicated to ensuring the safety and well-being of all its pupils and staff.
It has, therefore, assured parents and the general public that the school strictly observes the COVID-19 protocols as outlined by the Ghana Education Service (GES) and the Ghana Health Service (GHS).
“We take this opportunity to assure all our parents and the general public that the school is very safe,” a statement dated February 7, 2021, signed and issued by the Director of the school, Rev. Mrs Florence Simpson, said.
She was reacting to a video of one of the pupils of the school on a sickbed purported to have contracted COVID-19.
“Our attention has also been drawn to several audios that have been attached to the said video with different interpretations.
“While confirming that the child is a pupil of our school, reports of the pupil having contracted COVID-19 are false,” the statement added.
Giving the background to the case, the statement explained that the said child reported to school on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 and after an hour of reporting, he complained of chest pains to his class teacher.
It said the boy was sent to the sickbay by his class teacher where the school nurse examined him and recorded his temperature, which was 36.8 degrees.
“The mother who later came to pick the son to the hospital indicated in further discussions that the son was asthmatic and this was also confirmed by the hospital his mother sent him to.
“According to the parents, the child was treated of asthma and was discharged on the same day,” the statement said.
It, therefore, added that the said video was recorded at the hospital the parents sent the child to and not at the school.
“Management of the Victory Presbyterian Church School takes strong exception to the unfortunate parading of a sick pupil on social media and, therefore, would like to appeal to the general public to disregard the said video,” the statement concluded.