GNECC COMMENDS GOVERNMENT ON ITS DECISION TO RE-OPEN SCHOOLS FOR FINAL YEAR STUDENTS
The Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition commends the president for adhering to the recommendations by stakeholders especially the Teacher Unions and Civil Society Organizations to let the final year learners back to school.
We are also grateful that the gold track students who missed on their learning are also going to complete that phase of their academic calendar.
However, to ensure no student is left behind, the Ministry of Education should put adequate measures in place to cater for the needs of every student in school including students with special educational needs.
The Coalition is also of the view that schools should be made to maximize the use of available spaces such as school’s assembly halls and laboratories to enable the effective adherence to the social distance safety protocols.
Furthermore, The Ministry of Education in collaboration with the Ministry of Health should assigned a nurse to a school to ensure the consistent monitoring of cases in the schools.
The Coalition also recommends to the Ministry of Education to continue with the E-learning program for students who are still at home and calling on parents to ensure strict adhering to the COVID-19 safety protocols for the safety of children at home.
The Coalition still stands by its position to ensure proper measures are put in place before the actual reopening of schools.
These measures should include the provision of contactless veronica buckets and hand washing stations created in every classroom, the availability of running water in the schools at all times,
provision of thermometer guns in all schools and ensure toilet facilities in the schools are disinfected regularly when schools are in session.
Online teaching and learning programs should also be made available in the schools i.e. E-learning content
should be screened in the schools.
In conclusion, GNECC will continue to support the effort of government to provide quality education for every child in this challenging times towards the achievements of the Sustainable Development Goal 4 targets.
Mr. Joseph Atsu Homadzi,
Interim Chairman, GNECC