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Parents in Bolgatanga Municipality express mixed reactions over calls for re-closure of schools

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As Ghana continues to record increasing cases of Covid-19, there have been calls for the re-closure of schools, especially basic schools, to curb the spread of the virus.

The Ghana Medical Association in a statement called on government to shut down schools the second time, after some cases of COVID-19 were recorded in some schools across the country.

But speaking to A1Radioonline.com, some parents in the Bolgatanga Municipality of the Upper East Region have expressed mix reactions to the proposal.

“I think the way the covid situation is in the country, if they closed schools it will help especially primary schools. If you see the way they go about doing things you will not believe. And it is not their fault; because they don’t understand the situation at hand.” Abigail said.

According to George, “If the health expects find out that the cases are escalating, it is better they send the kids home than allowing them to continue coming to school. What we need to understand is that we can’t love our kid’s education than them being alive.”

On her part, Mary suggested that “They should allow the little ones to stay home so that we will observe for some time; if things get better then they can go back to school. Because some times when I come to pick up my kids I ask of their nose masks and they can’t even tell where they left them. This is a worry to me.”

Holding a contrary view, Maxwell said “I am not in support of the closure of schools. If we close down schools and the children even go to stay at home, they will still go to the market. So I think it’s okay to allow them go to school. I rather suggest they should reduce the contact hours.”

Another parent, Latifa believes “ Closing down schools will not solve the problem,  the schools should help the students to adhere to the safety protocols. I think closing down schools will not be good for them because they’ve been home for over 9 months. So if they are to go back home and sit again, it wouldn’t help.”


Source: A1Radioonline.com|101.1MHz|David Azure|Ghana|

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