The Parent Teacher Association and School Management Committees have jointly advised Ghana’s leaders against reopening of schools.
According to the PTA and SMC, reopening of schools could put both teachers and students at risk of contracting the deadly coronavirus.
The cited that it would be very difficult maintaining social distancing in our schools.
The recommendation was contained in a statement signed by the Executive Director of Africa Watch, Kofi Asare.
The statement said.
“In the midst of an increasing community spread, it is not advisable to consider reopening schools as lives of teachers, students and other school workers may be put at risk due to the difficulty in maintaining social distance at school and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene logistical constraints in schools. The GES should not advise the government to reopen schools now.”
The groups recommended that the GES’ future decision to reopen schools must be “based on science with published convincing data in support and consensus by stakeholders, especially parents.”
The various Teacher Unions have also petitioned GES against the reopening of schools.