Pupils Locked Up In Boarding Schools
THE Health and Child Care ministry has resolved to cordon off boarding schools to curb the surge in COVID-19 cases within the learning institutions across the country.
Situational reports released by the Health ministry show that schools currently account for the majority of the COVID-19 cases recorded daily.
“It must have consulted school authorities, parents and other relevant stakeholders on the best way to deal with the crisis in school. Even if it bans movement at boarding schools, the day schools, which have the majority of the scholars, will still be exposed to the risk of contracting COVID-19. Government must not keep the boarding pupils hostage to address the problem.”