The Minority in parliament has criticized the government’s decision not to shut down schools ahead of the BECE and WASSCE.
The Minority in Parliament says the government is putting BECE and WASSCE ahead of students’ lives.
They said the government’s inability to shut down the schools prove they don’t cherish the lives of the students especially at the time where the COVID-19 is increasing.
“Whereas other countries like Kenya and Nigeria have suspended the re-opening of schools and final year Exams (WASSCE) until 2021, the Akufo-Addo led administration has rather allowed final year students to return to school and prepare for their exams without ensuring adequate safety protocol measures on the various campuses.”
“This is an example of the government’s disregard for the welfare of students and the public at large,” the Minority said in a statement.
“It is amazing how suddenly, the government adores BECE and WASSCE at the expense of human lives. Meanwhile, if there are no healthy living beings, there will definitely be no exams or certificates.”
“We want to know if the government is by this means insinuating that, some lives or Ghanaians are more valuable than others by choosing to shut down institutions like the Ministry of finance, COCOBOD, BOST, and the Supreme Court. Why are the students still in school and on campuses?”
“We maintain that the closure of all schools is the best way to go to prevent further spread of the COVID-19 cases among students.”
There is a sudden increase in Ghana’s COVID-19 cases. The SHS students are also getting infected with the virus.
Source: Citi News