Some student from the Bolgatanga Municipality of Upper East Region has revealed their plans to kick against the government plans to reopen schools amidst the COVID-19 issues in the country.
Bolgatanga Students said they had missed their schools and teachers, but they wish and held in view that the federal government could wait for the vaccine of the virus to be found before reopening of schools and universities.
“I love being in school, and I can’t wait to go back to school, but without any vaccine to possibly cure the virus, I’m not going anyway,” a student told A1 News.
Another student also explained that “In my college, we are almost 80 in a classroom, and per my understanding about the virus, we are not supposed to be in a crowded place, and looking at how our number is, how can we practice the social distancing protocol?”.
The student aired their view after Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the Minister of Information, in live Instagram discussions with Ghanaians, indicated that President Akufo-Addo I in talks with the state stakeholders for a possible means of reopening of schools in the country.
He begged the question of why the government decided to close the schools at the time the country recorded its first cases of COVID-19.
“At that time, the country was just recording small cases, yet the president deemed it necessary to close all schools, and now that we are hearing that the country’s total confirm cases are counting about 6, 097, yet it is thinking about reopening schools.”
Mr. Atoore added that “As an association, what we are saying is that we will not allow our children to go back to school until there is a possible vaccine or perhaps the confirm cases in the country are reducing.”
Meanwhile, Mr. Atoore that the governments can wait till September to see whether the country was making headway in the fight against the virus.