The Dagliboari Primary and Junior High Schools have been closed down following the outbreak of strange skin disease in some communities in the North East region.
According to reports by 3news, the schools were closed down on Tuesday September 24, after medical professionals from the Gambaga Municipal Health Directorate confirmed a widespread of scabies in the Dagliboari community.
The Gambaga Municipal Director of Education, Hawa Yussif Pont who disclosed this to journalists said the Municipal Assembly is considering closing down more schools.
Madam Hawa Pont pointed out that the closure was based expert advice.
“Information my HR brought from the municipal assembly per advice from the health directorate was that both primary and junior high schools at Dagbliboari be closed down till Monday and so that has been done, since the disease is contagious.
“As to whether we will close down the Garbage Girls Senior High School or not, we are yet to take a decision as to whether any school with a suspected case should be close down or not, and such a decision will have to come from the municipal chief executive since my outfit takes instructions from him,” she told journalist Mahama Mashood in North East region.
Meanwhile, at least 42 students of the Gambaga Girls Senior High School have contracted the strange skin disease spreading through communities in the North East region.
The Gambaga Municipal Health Directorate that confirmed the discovery to journalists on Wednesday said students who were examined reported of itching skin and rashes.
Later, when journalists visited the school, the Headmistress Asuma Ayisha also confirmed that some students have been infected by a skin disease.
She said the students were referred to the Municipal Health Directorate for testing.
The Health Master of the School, Jawula Mohammed Sayawu added, “The personnel from the Ghana Health Service told School Authority of the possibility of the two students from Dagliboari being scabies, but doubted the other 40 students, stating it could be something different”, the Health Master revealed.