The Founding President and Chief Executive Officer of IMANI Centre for Policy and Education, Mr Franklin Cudjoe following the surge in Ghana’s coronavirus cases has called for an immediate re-closure of schools.
President Nana Akufo-Addo mid-January 2021 on the advice on the Ghana Health Service (GHS) announced in his 22nd televised nation’s address for all students to return back to school to begin the 2021/2022 academic year.
But, the IMANI Chief Executive Officer as the country’s coronavirus cases continues to surge has suggested for the central government to as a matter of urgency closed down schools, churches and suspend mass gatherings.
“Charley brothers and sisters, the covid thing no be a joke. Schools, Churches, mega meetings; all of them must be closed”, Mr Franklin Cudjoe stated in a social media post sighted by Educationweb.com.gh Monday.
According to real-time data by the Ghana Health Service (GHS), the Republic of Ghana as of January 25, 2021, has recorded 695 new cases of the locally transmitted coronavirus with 3,525 active cases and 367 sudden deaths.