Many public teacher unions have kicked against an early reopening of schools due to poor infrastructure in the public sector, which, they say, will make adherence to COVID-19 safety protocols difficult.
Also, the Council forthe National Council of Parent-Teacher Associations (NCPTAs) has indicated that it will be “premature to reopen schools”.
But the private schools think otherwise.
In an interview with Class 91.3FM’s Blessed Sogah, the public relations officer of (CHOPSS),Naphtali Kyei-Baffour, mused: “Why not we start for the final year students?”, explaining: “What we mean simply is that, at least, it’s a defined number, they are not many. … So, we can control, we can simply manage the situation”.
He that: “If possible, even before the reopening … let us test all these final-year students including teachers”.
CHOPSS further explained that it gave a timeline of mid-June to the government to consider.
In addition, the General Secretary of the Ghana National Association of Private Schools (GNAPS), Justice King Essiel, said: “If there is something we must do, let us do it right now. …So, let us take steps and begin to see how we can begin to allow schools to resume and let’s give priority to our education”.