The Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has debunked claims that the government intends to reopen schools soon regardless of the surge in COVID-19 cases in the country.
According to him, a number of stakeholder consultations are being held in that regard. He however wants stakeholder groups and parents to channel their energies finding possible ways of resolving the COVID-19 challenges.
“We noticed that there are a lot of stakeholder groups and parents and unions that appear apprehensive since those reports [schools reopening soon] came out” he said.
“It is okay to be apprehensive, Indeed if we were not apprehensive then we would not be sensitive to challenges of the times.”
”It is okay to have worries, it is okay to wonder how this will be done but we must channel those apprehensions and those worries towards answering the question; what does it take? what should be the indication of a good time? What will be the best way to protect teachers, non-teachers, students if we are to open-up at some point?” Oppong Nkrumah said.