The Regional Minister for Re-Organization and Development Dan Kwaku Botwe has assured the citizenry of Ghana that President Akufo-Addo will make the right decision concerning the reopening of schools in the wake of the deadly novel coronavirus.
President Akufo-Addo in his first televised nation's address on March 15, 2020 announced for the closure of all schools throughout the country as a measure to curb the novel coronavirus.
Akufo-Addo's directive for shut down of schools follows the first confirmed coronavirus case in Ghana on March 12, 2020.
However, the long closure of schools has raised concerns as to whether the government should reopen schools or not despite the increasing number of coronavirus cases in the country.
According to the four recognized teacher unions, any attempt by the government to reopen schools will be at the country's own risk but on the side of some private school teachers, they think the government should resume schools because the pandemic has come to stay and so reopening of schools soon would help the final year students to prepare for their postponed 2020 WASSCE examination.
The Minister for Information, Hon Kojo Oppong Nkrumah last week in a press briefing refuted allegations indicating that the government will soon reopen schools, rather the government said it's in consultations with stakeholders and other educationists on the way forward to reopen schools without any challenges after.
The Member of Parliament for Member of parliament for the Ofoase-Ayirebi constituency acknowledged the contribution of invited stakeholders, calling for more ideas and opinions in the ongoing consultations.
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