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Sam George says he’s against the reopening of schools, here’s why

Member of Parliament (MP) for Ningo-Prampram, Samuel Nartey George has openly disclosed he is against the reopening of schools for children in Kindergarten, nursery and lower primary.

Government as part of measures to reduce the spread of the virus directed that all schools be closed in March 2020. 

Students across all levels returned to the classroom today after President Akufo-Addo announced it a few weeks back.

However, Some parents including the Ningo Prampram legislator, have however expressed anxiety over the possible spread of the virus in the school as Ghana’s cases increase.

According to him, the threat of COVID-19 cannot be underestimated for children in these educational brackets.

Speaking in an interview with Accra based Citi News, Sam George said due to the unfavourable conditions in the education sector now, his kids will not be in school until further notice.

“Kids at nursery, kindergarten, lower primary school level have no business being in school. What are they actually being taught? And if you follow their curriculum, you will realise that a lot of what they do is communal– they share abacuses and other kinds of items. The teachers they interact with have not been vaccinated, many of them join public transportation to school. What is the assurance that they do not get into contact with the virus?”

“Why do we do this to ourselves? But well, ultimately the President is the President of the country and he has taken a decision. But I am taking a decision as a parent in the interest of my children. But if you listened to the President yesterday, you should be worried as a parent,” he added.

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