Educationists have been unanimous in their call for authorities not to hurry in reopening educational institutions in the wake of escalating cases of Covid-19 escalating.
Critical among them is the president and founder of Ashesi College, Dr Patrick Awuah who is urging govt not to allow for pupils to go back to school.
In accordance to him, reopening schools at the time the region is battling a global pandemic poses a greater risk to students and teachers.
“I will not try to open now. I will would like to wait around until September to give us the comprehension on how to deal with the virus and to also acquire preparatory ways in obtaining colleges prepared to receive students,” he stated.
Dr Awuah proposed that govt cancels the disrupted time period to allow several stakeholders sufficiently get ready and ensure safety steps are instituted in faculties across the region.
“Opening schools now is pretty complicated and possibly ought to not be attempted. We must just say we have dropped the 3rd time period of the academic calendar year,” he advised.
Dr Patrick Awuah designed these reviews on an education and learning policy discussion board on Primary Morning on the Joy Prime channel.
The dialogue was focused on how to create a risk-free ecosystem for instruction in the midst of a pandemic.
He also explained a strategy be instituted in producing WASSCE grades for students in their closing calendar year applying their steady assessment.
Also contributing to the discussion, Professor Emeritus of Ashesi University, Stephen Adei termed for a modified technique to reopening of universities.
He wants only ultimate yr college students again to university as the authorities displays what it will choose to enable comprehensive resumption of the educational establishments.
Previous Schooling Minister, Prof. Jane Nana Opoku-Agyemang feels the governing administration really should prioritise community schools when preparing to reopen educational facilities as nicely as bridge the inequality gap that exists in between universities in the rural and urban centres.
She also indicated that the pandemic offers the federal government an option to approach for both equally medium and very long conditions in dealing with foreseeable future pandemics.
Meanwhile, instructors unions will on Tuesday Might 26, meet up with President Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee Dwelling as authorities continues to keep stakeholder-engagement on a doable reopening of faculties.