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Some Teacher Unions in Ghana want schools to remain closed even if the ban on public gatherings is lifted by the President, following the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the country.

In a letter addressed to the Director-General of Ghana Education Service, Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, the unions said they “would not ascribe to the re-opening of the schools, should the President of the Republic decide not to extend the 31st May 2020 deadline [of the ban on public gatherings] and order the re-opening of the schools.”

The Unions making the request comprise of the Teachers and Education Workers Union, the Ghana National Association of Teachers, National Association of Graduate Teachers and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers Association of Ghana.

Vice President of Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCTA), Enock Aborakwa Asante in an interview with silverNEWS said;

''We are not for the reopening of schools...We acknowledge and respect the Presidents extension of ban until end of May since these are measures to reduce the risk of infection of the coronavirus pandemic''

''What we have received from the Director General of Education is a memo requesting ideas and recommendations should the President lift the ban on social gathering''

''In our view a lot need to go into the lifting of the ban...Some countries are preparing to reopen schools alright but from reports about 70 scholars have been confirmed positive in Europe few days after school was reopened''


''Do we want schools to be reopened at this time when the number of cases are on the rise now''

silveronline24 / SilverFM / Ghana



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