Teachers and students of Ghana International School (GIS) are in a state of shock following the passing of a popular teacher due to COVID-19 infection.

Dora Baah, a Junior School Teacher, died over the weekend, school authorities confirmed in a message to their community.

“We have lost Mrs Dora Baah, Junior School Teacher (and former AVP) after a short battle with COVID-19,” Dr Mary Ashun, Principal of Ghana International School, broke the news to the community.

She added: “Dora was life itself. Everyone who knew her will attest to this. Her energy at school assemblies, her rib-crushing hugs, her jokes and… her everything. Dora was GIS.

“The last time I saw her was when myself and the rest of the management team did our Christmas walkabout to deliver gifts to staff. Dora walked out of her room and met us with dancing as we sang ‘Oye’. I’m now clinging to that memory like a drowning person clinging to a floating raft, because memories are all we now have. Dora taught EVERYBODY and leaves a very enviable legacy of being a teacher’s teacher, what we are all meant to do in our chosen vocation of teaching.”

Rising cases

Ghana’s COVID-19 cases keep rising in what health experts describe as a second wave, raising more concerns for parents as kids return to school. A few weeks back, the country recorded less than a 1000 active cases, but the Ghana Health Service is currently reporting 1,924 active cases out of over 58, 000 confirmed cases. The country’s death toll stands at 352.

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