The National Council of Parent-Teacher Associations (NCPTAs) has called on the Akufo-Addo government to dismiss all form 2 Gold track students, 2020 WASSCE, and BECE candidates waiting to sit their final examination home.
The NCPTAs petition follows the sudden increase in the locally transmitted coronavirus that is fast spreading among students in various Senior High Schools (SHSs) in the country.
A statement issued by the Association dated Monday, July 13, 2020, and copied to Georgeweb.org said “In the current circumstances, the children are psychologically unstable and would consequently, not be of sound mind to write the WASSCE and BECE examinations and pass successfully,”
The NCPTAs added in the statement that “we, therefore, suggest that these examinations be suspended until the situation is restored to normalcy”.
According to the Association, the insufficiency of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and the non-availability of the same in some schools among other reasons are why they feel the children are not safe and comfortable in school.
In the view of NCPTAs, the government’s measures put in place earlier to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus in schools have failed, consequently there is a need for the students to be dismissed home.