Whilst pressure is mounting on the government to close down schools in the country again following the record of COVID-19 cases in some second cycle institutions in the country, Educationist Divine Kpe believes that such an action will be premature.
He believes that these cases are relatively few, and thus, does not serve as a strong basis for schools to be closed down.
“It is actually premature to close down schools because we just spent three weeks in school. It is not that this Issue is so pervasive across the country. So this isolated case should not be the reason that we should be in a so much haste to close down the schools. They should rather send a notice that we are so much relaxed on some part of the protocols to be able to strengthen it and ensure that students are in a safe environment to do their learning,” Divine Kpe said in an interview on Campus Exclusive.
Reacting to the interdiction of the headmistress of the KNUST SHS over the death of a student in the school, Divine Kpe lauded the Ghana Education Service for being proactive.
He is calling for that same effort to be invested in investigating the death of the student.
“The interdiction of that particular head is in place. The Investigation should be carried out and we believe that it should be very proactive because if it delays, it is going to send message to other schools in the country. The interdiction is in a better position to carry out investigations. The issue is how swift will the investigations be? This is not even an issue that will take two months or one month. It shouldn’t even take one month even because if we want level of assurance to the public domain, giving assurances to parents that your children are safe in school within this short period, then this investigation should be carried out as early as possible and finally made out public as soon as possible so that we know what actually happened”.
Story by: Saeed Firdaus | universnewsroom.com