The Minister for Information, Hon Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has said that Akufo-Addo’s permission for schools to reopen does not include Sunday School for children in churches throughout the country as restrictions on religious activities are eased.
The government spokesperson speaking on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem morning show on Monday June 1 advised that its necessary that religious bodies adhered to the new directives.
In his view, children were vulnerable, particular in difficult times such as this consequently Sunday schools in the various churches would not be allowed as children would easily ignored the social distancing rules.
The Information Minister explaining why President Akufo-Addo reopened schools for only final year students said it was because it would be difficult for the younger ones in school, particularly those in the primary levels to strictly comply with the safety protocols.
“Akufo-Addo said final year students should go to school because the younger ones are vulnerable and won’t obey the social distance rules and it is the same with churches. We have a children’s class known as Sunday school in our churches.
“For now, Sunday schools will remain closed because we all know children are very stubborn and won’t obey the social distancing rules at this time and so we won’t encourage Sunday school for kids as they may easily contract the disease,” he noted.