The Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT) has joined calls for the suspension of planned reopening of schools across the country.
The group which is not pleased with the Ghana Education Service (GES) on the possible reopening of schools believes adequate measures have not been put in place to ensure the safety of students and teachers as it will be difficult to observe and adhere to safety protocols in the schools.
In an interview on Accra-based Class FM, President of Coalition of Concerned Teachers, King Awudu Ali explained that the school settings in the country would make enforcement of safety etiquettes challenging, citing that pupils in the lower primary may flout the rules during playtime and class hours.
“Teaching a class of about 80 is no joke. How do you explain to a child in the lower primary the need for social distancing when they are on break? That they do not have to mingle with friends, when these students do almost everything together. The school setting is a social enclave, they eat, sit and play together,” he said.
The Ghana Education Service earlier sent a letter to stakeholders for their input on the measures to be enforced in preparation for possible resumption of schools.
This, however, did not go down well with some teacher unions who think it is misplaced looking at current situation of the country in the wake of the coronavirus.
Written by: Nana Abena Grant | universnewsroom.com