The Ghana National Council of Private Schools has registered disagreement with the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) on their petition for the government to re-close schools amid the rise in Ghana’s Covid-19 cases.
GNACOPS comment comes after the Medical Association advised the Government of Ghana (GoG) to shut down schools in the country again to curb the fast-spreading of the locally transmitted coronavirus.
According to the Council of Private Schools, it is safe for the students to stay in school and adhere to the safety coronavirus protocols than to be at home without compliance to the protocols as the deadly virus continues to surge.
“School is a safer environment to control COVID 19. Let’s continue to enforce the strict measures in schools to combat the spread,” it stated.
The Council in a social media post sighted by Educationweb.com.gh said President Nana Akufo-Addo directing school children to stay home is not a guarantee that the children would not contract the novel virus.
“No one can attribute the recent spike of the numbers to school reopen because they were not tested to determine the infection when they were called from streets and homes during the closure of schools
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“Let’s do the needful rather than calling the government to close down schools,” the private school’s council suggested.