The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) has called on government to reopen schools for only final year students to allow them write their exams.
While the Union believes this would give the students ample time to prepare for their final papers, strict adherence to the precautionary and preventive measures must be in place to protect them from contracting the disease.
Addressing the media on Thursday, May 28, 2020, President for the Union, Isaac Jay Hyde stressed that continuing students in the various levels of education should be made to stay at home until the school environments are declared safe to accommodate them.
“In this restriction, all final year students of Junior High schools, Senior High schools and tertiary should be allowed to return to the classroom but with strict adherence to the health protocols like social distancing, limited contact hours, few pupil-to-teacher ratio, decongestion of classes among others. This will afford them the opportunity to prepare and to take their transition exams in a usual physical session,” he noted.
He entreated the government to engage key stakeholders like the waste management company, Zoomlion to fumigate and disinfect schools before reopening.
In addition to this, all final year students must aggressively be tested before allowed entry into their respective campuses.
Story by: Kwaku Asante Bismark | universnewsroom.com