Suspend The Reopening Of Basic Schools If PPEs Are Not Ready – IFEST To Gov’t
The Institute for Education Studies (IFEST) is calling on the Ministry of Education (MoE) to suspend reopening of basic schools until all Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) promised by government has been delivered to the various schools across the country.
According to IFEST, it is completely unacceptable that most of the Basic Schools are yet to receive any form of PPE as promised by the relevant authorities.
IFEST believes that it is even more shocking that government will reopen schools at this time when COVID-19 cases are hiking through the rough.
It is their belief that the Ministry of Education (MoE) and Ghana Education Service (GES) have had the privilege of experiencing the challenges that bedeviled the sharing of these PPEs during the partial reopening last year and therefore, should have started the distribution long before school reopening date.
“We believe that the words of those in authority are supposed to be backed by concrete actions and that the practice of having a discrepancy between what a policy directive is and practical happenings on the ground should come to a halt”, the statement said.
Adding to this IFEST appealed to parents and guardians to provide their wards with at least one nose mask and hand sanitizer to enable them stick to protocols and they have already started schooling again.
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