From a 100% reliable source, I have been made aware of the Kumawu Senior High School (SHS) of a student population of about four thousand, chosen to become a centre for keeping suspected novel coronavirus (Covid-19) patients.
The school library and the infirmary blocks will be used to house such persons. This has been the agreement between the School Headmaster, Mr John Asante Bawuah, and the District Chief Executive, Samuel Addai Agyekum (Hon) alias Cobby.
On Tuesday, 31 March 2020, a stakeholders meeting was arranged at the Sekyere Kumawu District Assembly to see to the implementation plan of the school being used to house the Covid-19 patients.
The headmaster could not attend the meeting himself since he resides in Kumasi which is currently on lockdown. However, he delegated the Assistant Headmaster of the School, Mr Charles Okyere Agyei, to sit in for him.
Prior to the meeting of 31 March 2020 as stated above, the DCE, Mr Samuel Addai Agyekum, had contacted the headmaster over the phone about his quest to be offered some accommodation facilities to house persons suspected to be carrying the deadly Covid-19 Viruses, as agreed by the District Emergency Response Team (DERT), to choose Tweneboa Kodua Senior High School as the Isolation/Quarantine Centre for the pandemic Covid-19 patients. The headmaster agreed and tasked his assistant to do the same if he attended the meeting, sitting in for him (the headmaster).
Some concerned parents and students have although shown disagreement of the arrangement, the headmaster has proved adamant, sticking to his guns.
Some concerned parents are asking the following questions which demand answers from not only the obstinate headmaster but the Ghana Education Service or the government.
- The nation is using hotels, hospitals and guest houses as Isolation/Quarantine Centres for suspected novel coronavirus patients. No school in Ghana has any of its buildings been used or designated to be used for such purpose. Why only Kumawu Tweneboa Kodua Senior High School?
- How then do we control the viruses that are left in the selected buildings after the exercise is over?
- When students resume, won’t they get infected with the viruses left over? Could deep cleaning be sufficient to decontaminate the buildings of the viruses?
- Won’t the teachers and other staff members on campus who do not have proper safety personal protective equipment, at the time of bringing in the infected persons also get infected?
- Should the students, staff members on campus, etc., get infected, what will the headmaster and the government say or do, and especially, if any of the students or staff dies as a result, what will the President of Ghana, the Ghana Education Services directors and the headmaster of the school say?
Let me quote His Excellency the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, during his nation update address on coronavirus on Saturday, 28 March 2020. He said, “We (government) know how to bring the economy back to life.
What we do not know is how to bring people back to life” By this, he was asking everyone to stay safe and alive. Why then should the disease be taken to a school of a student population of nearly four thousand?
Could the patients not be housed in some of the offices of the massive District Assembly block put up by my own best friend and Kumawu Roman Catholic primary School to Kumawu Local Authority (L/A) Middle School classmate, the late Mr Yaw Brenyah?
Why is my former Kumawu Tweneboa Kodua Secondary School, now Kumawu Tweneboa Kodua Senior High School, so cursed to have bad or irresponsible headmasters? I cannot understand it. And, on a number of occasions, I have had to publish my views about the bad things or bad behaviours of the headmasters and this is no exception.
Why are these happening in the school of the late Senior Duffour, (School Prefect in 1971), Senior Gyasi (School Prefect in 1972), Senior Edward Adusei Pianim (School Prefect in 1973), Senior Akoloo (School Prefect in 1974) and Daniel Sekyere Marfo (School Prefect in 1975)?
As at writing, some students have threatened to leave the school to find new schools elsewhere when school reopens should the school be used to house the patients as is already agreed.
I rest my case and hope the government will step in to come up with a better solution to allay the fears of the concerned parents and students.
Whoever reads this publication must please escalate it to the attention of the President, the government and the Ghana Education Service.
The public will be updated as and when I get new information on this decision by the DCE and the headmaster of the school.
How To Surprise Your GirlfriendOn Her Birthday
If you want to make your girlfriend feel special on her birthday, there are a lot of things that you can do. You don't have to spend a lot of money in order to make her feel loved and appreciated.
In fact, some of the best gifts are ones that come from the heart rather than being expensive or elaborate. Try one of these ideas for making your girlfriend feel special on her birthday:
Do something she has wanted to do for a long time.
Surprise your girlfriend on her birthday by doing something she has wanted to do for a long time.
Here are some ideas:
- Go for a morning jog with her at the park.
- Volunteer at the animal shelter together, cleaning cages and feeding dogs or cats. If you have kids, you could also bring them along when they're old enough to help out as well! This will be a great bonding experience for everyone involved!
- Take her on an adventure in nature like hiking up a mountain or exploring caves nearby (if there are any). It's important that you plan ahead so she doesn't get hurt while trying these activities though! Also, make sure they aren't too strenuous since women tend to not have as much energy as men do even if they look good doing it too 😉
Go somewhere she has always wanted to go.
As a rule of thumb, we suggest that you take your girlfriend somewhere she has always wanted to go, but never had the time. This can be anything from a trip to the beach or concert to an amusement park or weekend getaway at a fancy hotel. The point is for you both to enjoy yourselves and have fun together!
If you want to do something really special for your lady love on her next birthday, book tickets for her favourite band taking over the town in two weeks—but don't tell her about it yet! This will keep her on her toes during their concert date and make her feel loved after all this effort from you!
Take her on an unconventional date.
A unique date can be the perfect way to surprise your girlfriend on her birthday. When you take a girl out for the first time, you have to impress her and show her that you are not just any guy.
If she's never been to the place where you're taking her for dinner or drinks, then it'll definitely leave an impression on your woman.
You don't have to go overboard with this one; just try something new and exciting! Even if what you choose is not extravagant or expensive, she will appreciate that special effort was made in order for her enjoyment - even more so when she realizes that all other guys wouldn't bother doing such things for their girlfriends' birthdays (or at all).
Get her a thoughtful gift.
When you're looking for the perfect birthday gift for your girlfriend, it's important to keep in mind that she will actually use and appreciate what you get her. A thoughtful gift is one that is special to you, but also something she will appreciate. You can take this a step further by making the gift yourself—this shows that you put a lot of thought into it!
A few ideas:
- Paint her favourite picture of herself on canvas (or another medium) using watercolours or acrylics
- Make a scrapbook filled with photos of your favourite memories together and write captions as captions were written back when people still wrote on paper instead of computers (which means they're handwritten)
Spend more time with her than you usually do.
As the saying goes, actions speak louder than words. This is especially true when it comes to your girlfriend of four years who has been feeling neglected lately and has been complaining that she wants more time with you.
You could take her out for a fancy dinner or buy her a gift, but those are all things that have been done in the past by other people and they might not be as special to her as they once were. Instead, why not spend more time together?
Spend more time with her than you usually do. Make sure that each day you spend some quality one-on-one time with her before bedtime so that she knows how much she means to you—and how much fun she can be!
important for couples to make time for each other even when life gets busy; this can help keep the spark alive in any relationship!
Do something out of the ordinary for the two of you.
- Do something out of the ordinary for the two of you.
- Go for a walk in the park, go for a hike, or get a babysitter and go to a movie.
- Take your girlfriend to an art gallery or museum and look at all the paintings together.
- Go to an amusement park that she's never been to before (but don't forget her birthday present).
- Go see a comedian perform live with your girlfriend so that he can make jokes about how old you both are!
Bring her flowers or a small gift when she least expects it.
Flowers are a classic gift that any woman would love to receive on her birthday. The most important thing to know is what kind of flowers she likes best, so do some research and make sure you know your girl's favourite flower before you go out and buy it.
If you're not sure, ask her friends or family members what they think she would like.
Another thing you can do with flowers is getting creative with the presentation. You could wrap them up in cellophane and place them in a small box filled with tissue paper or put them in a vase and bring that to her house.
This can be done by asking the florist for help if you aren't sure how to arrange them yourself!
Don't forget to include a card or note explaining why they're special: "Happy Birthday" or some form of gratitude might be enough depending on how well you know each other at this point (if not yet).
Give her a private dance party.
If you want to surprise your girlfriend on her birthday, then the best way is to invite her over for a private dance party.
You could play some of her favourite songs, or even make up a song that describes how much she means to you. You can even put on some fancy clothes and dance with her. The most important thing is to make it special because after all, this is the woman who has been by your side since the beginning.
If she doesn't like dancing and prefers to sit back and watch others do their thing, then just make sure that she feels comfortable watching from afar before joining the fun!
Bring back an inside joke or happy memory from your relationship.
One of the best ways to surprise her is by bringing back an inside joke or happy memory from your relationship.
The best way to bring back a happy memory is by showing her something that reminds you both of that memory, like photos or videos. You can also share stories about how funny it was, and how much fun you had together.
For example, if she always laughs when you say “I love dinosaurs” in a really annoying voice, then saying “I love dinosaurs” in your most annoying voice would be a great way to surprise her on her birthday!
You can make your girlfriend feel special without spending too much money
You can make your girlfriend feel special without spending too much money.
Spending time with her and doing something she has always wanted to do is one of the best ways to surprise your girlfriend on her birthday. You can also surprise her by buying her a thoughtful gift.
To make this gift special, you can add a personal touch that not everyone else will have thought of. For example, if your girlfriend likes chocolate then you could buy her some chocolates but add a personal message inside each box so that only they know what it says.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to show how much you care about your girlfriend. If you want to do something special for her birthday, just think about what she likes and try to make it happen.