The Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Professor Kwasi Opoku Amankwa has urged parents to assist their wards to adhere to necessary COVID-19 preventive protocols outlined by the Ministry of Education as they return to school after the long weeks’ schools closure.
He explained that this is to ensure that no student’s safety is compromised, adding that the government had put in place adequate measures to ensure the safety of all students.
“There is no need for any parent to prevent his or her ward from reporting to school to prepare and sit for the final exams. Government of Ghana has put in place all the important measures to protect the children”, he stated.
The Director-General in a telephone conversation with the Ghanaian Times said “even though no one could force any parent to allow his or her ward to report to the school, however, it will be of the parents own interest to place the development of the children above all other considerations.
He added that President Akufo-Addo will not intentionally put the lives of the prospective students it had spent so much on at risk.
Prof. Opoku Amankwa stressed that with this in mind, parents and guardians must get rid of the fear factor and support them in protecting the welfare of future leaders.