Some students in the Bolgatanga Municipality of the Upper East Region have expressed excitement over the resumption of schools; despite a worrying situation of poor adherence to the Covid-19 safety protocols in their schools.
In a tour to some selected schools in the municipality on Monday, the first day of resuming schools for academic work after being out of school for more than 10 months due to the Coronavirus pandemic, A1 News observed majority of the students were without facemasks.
Interacting with the students, Janet of Golden Step International School said “I’m very excited to be in School today, because I will continue my studies after staying in the house for long, and I want the school to provide nose masks to those who are coming to school without it.”
Michael also said “I am happy that today I am in School, when I was in the house because of the disease, I wasn’t leaning anything. I’m not the kind of person who likes studies without a Teacher. So now I can study.”
“When I was in the house my parents paid for me to attend extra-classes; but I was not enjoying it like being in school where I see and play with my friends. But I want our teachers to help protect us from getting Coronavirus.” Ramatu of Naden zie Academy said.
Meanwhile, some parents who have their wards in schools in the Bolgatanga municipality have welcomed the idea of reopening of schools in the country; while calling on schools management bodies to put in place serious Covid-19 preventive measures to control the spread of the disease in the Schools.
Speaking in random interactions with A1 News, Alhaji Alhassan, a parent said “I think it is good for children to go back to school, because if they continue to be in the house I don’t think it will help. Coming back to the classroom will help; because not all parents can afford to pay for private classes for their wards in the house.
On his part, the Bolgatanga Municipal Chairman of the Ghana National Association of Private Schools, Chris Joseph Akubah, assured the public that appropriate measures have been put in place in their schools to ensure the safety of students and staff.
Source: A1Radioonline.com|101.1MHz|David Azure |Ghana