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Schools should not close down – Education Minister-designate insists February 11, 2021

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The Minister-designate for Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, has backed the government’s resolve to keep schools open despite the surge in coronavirus cases.

He said the Ghana Health Service (GHS) and the Ghana Education Service (GES) are on top of issues to guarantee that understudies are shielded from the infection. 

He made this known on Thursday, February 11, when he confronted Parliament's Appointments Committee.

An inquiry on the insurance of understudies and the conceivable conclusion of schools much the same as Parliament has done despite the dangers of the dangerous infection was presented by Member of Parliament for Tamale North Constituency, Alhassan Suhuyini.

Dr. Adutwum, who is additionally MP for Bosomtwi Constituency, said the GES and GHS are in front of the infection as far as security for the younger students "and they are doing an awesome work regarding advancing beyond the climate and with that, I won't say schools ought to be shut down". 

The previous Deputy Education Minister additionally guaranteed Ghanaians that no school will be forgotten about in the dispersion of individual defensive gear (PPEs) in the battle against the spread of the lethal infections in schools. 

As per him, there will be no segregation at all in the conveyance of the materials to the schools. As far as he might be concerned, both public and non-public schools will profit from the public authority's mediation. 

He, nonetheless, conceded that there were difficulties with the appropriation of nose veils and Veronica cans to schools the nation over. 

However, the military was acquired to help in their dispersion. 

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo's declaration on Sunday, January 3 of the resuming of schools from Friday, January 15 was met with a blended response. 

Despite an affirmation by GES that schools will get PPEs before the resuming date, a few schools didn't accept conveyance of these materials is guaranteed. 

Some grumbled that the circumstance makes the kids defenseless against the dangers of Covid.

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