Govt reopened schools to feed and protect students from rape – NAPO

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The Member of Parliament and Minister for Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh widely known as NAPO has disclosed that the government reopened schools to feed and protect the students from rape and other social vices in the community.

The Minister for Education in an interview with Kwame Sefa Kayi on Peace FM monitored by said “Kwame we reopened the schools to protect the students. Do you know what may happen to some of them when they are home? They could be opened up to rape predators and other vices”.

According to NAPO, some students cannot even feed themselves so keeping them in schools despite the novel coronavirus is better, he added that the schools are the best place to isolate.

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Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh commenting on calls from some stakeholders for the President to close down schools said “the country hasn’t recorded an extreme number of cases that calls for the closure of schools and even shutting down of schools will only be on the advice of the Ghana Health Service and Ministry of Health, but since no such advice has been given there is the need for the students to stay in schools to prepare and sit for their exams”

The Member of Parliament insisted that it will be a sin for him to ask that schools close down in the country.

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He furthered that, apart from students continuing the academic work, their stay in school currently will protect them from rape and other social vices in the community.


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