The Ghana Education Service (GES) has asked the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) to contribute plans to ensure the safety of all students should the President order the re-opening of schools.
The President ordered the closure of schools as part of efforts to deal with the spread of COVID-19.
That directive was extended recently to May 31 and the President can futher extend or lift the ban on public gathering to allow students back to the classrooms.
GES said they already have their plans on how to deal with the situation but want the input of NAGRAT as well.
Portions of a GES statement read: ” As a major stakeholder in the education delivery, we wish to have your inputs as an Association on the strategies to adopt to ensure that we can smoothly re-open schools while ensuring the maximum security and the safety of all. We will be grateful to have your inputs by the close of work on Tuesday 19th May 2020″.
Some health experts in Ghana are also urging the President extend the closure of schools because they feel the safety of students is paramount in this time.
Some have called for the Ghana Education Service and the Ministry of Education to improve their online learning platforms so students benefit whilst home. They believe the closure of schools will in a long run benefit the nation because there could be rapid spread among students should they re-open.