Businesses, particularly, those in the education sub-sector, must remain resolute and not lose focus in the fight against the spread of COVID-19, Dr Richard Kofi Asiedu, Chief Executive Officer of St Andrews Senior High School, has said.
He said although Ghana may not be among the heavily hit countries by COVID-19, conscious effort must be made to ensure that good hygiene and other safety protocols are followed duly to contain the spread of the virus.
Dr Asiedu made the statement when his school, St Andrews Senior High, received two awards at this year’s Health, Environmental, Safety and Security (HESS) Awards held in Accra.
The school received the award as the most secured facility and outstanding academic performance for the 2021 in the private High School category.
The HESS awards is designed to identify and publicly recognise and celebrate outstanding companies for exceptional performance and innovation focused on occupational Health, the Environment and Employee and Stakeholders’ safety and security.
This year’s event was held under the theme: “Recognizing, Outstanding Achievement and Celebrating business Excellence and Innovation focused on occupational health, Safety, Security and environment”.
Dr Asiedu said in order to win the battle against COVID-19, businesses and institutions should never underestimate the virus, considering the damage it has caused in some countries.
Touching on the awards, Dr Asiedu expressed gratitude to the organisers of HESS awards for recognising his efforts in these challenging times.
He also thanked the teaching and non-teaching staff as well as parents for their immense contribution to the school’s academic laurels.
Dr Asiedu said: “Receiving such a monumental award in COVID-19 era means our efforts in ensuring a COVID- free environment and providing sound academic work in all our campuses are seen by many, and this award comes to motivate us to go the extra mile in helping our immediate environments to also follow our footsteps.”