The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is urging parents to take their wards out of the various secondary schools to protect them against Covid-19.
According to the party, President Akufo-Addo’s decision to reopen school despite the increase in Covid-19 is a clear indication of where his interest lies.
Citing the closure of some key institutions including the Finance Ministry due to the outbreak of the virus, the NDC argued that government is rather interested in protecting adults than young school children.
“Nigeria is part of WASSCE and yet they have placed the lives of their students over the exams. Is it not strange that when state institutions record positive cases, immediately the institutions are shut down irrespective of how critical these institutions are? BOST and COCOBOD all shutdown so why are schools not shutting down?” Sammy Gyamfi asked.
Speaking at the party’s 7th weekly media engagements, the National Communications officer cautioned parents not to be deceived by government’s explanation that students are being kept in schools for their WASSCE examination.
According to him, the move is only to make sure these students register for the voters identity card.
“Do not be hoodwinked by Akufo-Addo and the NPP. Do not buy that lie. It’s not about WASSCE because he doesn’t care about WASSCE. Government keeping them in schools is only to get the students to register.”
Sammy Gyamfi also noted that parents would be risking the lives of their children if they are kept in schools, predicting that government would close down schools after the mass registration exercise.
“If parents don’t take their own destinies and that of their children into their hands and go into those schools and bring their children into their homes, they will close down the schools after.
“Because the registration exercise is the only motive behind the reopening,” he said.