The member of Parliament for the Bosomtwe Constituency and the Deputy Minister for Education in charge of Pre-tertiary Education Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum is assuring all parents and the staff of the Ghana Education Service that, the ministry of education will do all in it’s power to put in place measures to ensure that they are protected while they are back on campus.
It could be recalled that, the President Nana Akufo Addo announced that all educational institutions be shutdown due to the covid-19 pandemic with effect from Monday, March 16, 2020.
However, after several months of months of shutdown, schools have been partially reopened for final year students of basic schools, secondary schools and tertiary institutions to write their final exams.
In the face of this decision taken by the government to reopen schools partially, many parents and teachers have been expressing fear about a possible escalation in the covid-19 positive cases in schools if care is not taken.
However, the deputy minister of education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum in a piece he wrote on his Facebook wall is assuring parents and teachers that his outfit ( Ministry of Education) are dedicated to protecting staff and students/pupils and that the Government of Ghana has provided all the needed logistics and items for that.
BELOW ARE THE EXACT WORDS OF DR. YAW OSEI ADUTWUM
After an unusual break, schools have re-opened, and candidates in JHS and SHS are going back to school. Academic work must go on amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
As I pray for divine protection for our kids and staff (teaching and non-teaching) in the various schools, I also advise them to adhere to the COVID-19 protocols as directed by Government, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Health/Ghana Health Service and observe the practices as stipulated by the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service so as to protect themselves too.
As a Ministry, we are dedicated to protect our staff and students/pupils. Thus, Government has provided all the needed logistics and items for that. They, in turn, need to see the need to protect themselves and others by always taking notice of the protocols put in place by their various schools.
I assure parents that our children shall be fine. And to families who have their members out there providing any kind of service for the Government, the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service have the welfare of your loved ones at heart; and we shall protect and enhance them to deliver in trying times like this.
Let us all, in one accord, continue to advance the course of education in Ghana and constantly pray to God to bless our homeland Ghana and make it great and strong as the world searches for a cure for COVID-19.