The Proprietor of Ultimate Preparatory School, Mr Boakye David has urged the government to provide protective materials to various schools in order to prevent the spread of the disease, instead of closing them down.
Speaking to SOKY NEWs’ Osomafo Kwame Owusu (Sir General), Mr Boakye said, the amount received in the schools are used to pay taxes in the country and also SSNIT as well, so at this moment it will be difficult to pay teachers and the above mentioned responsibilities.
Also, Mr Boakye said, the closedown of schools in the country precisely private schools can lead to a lot of unlawful attitude in the country such as robing, prostitution and others since most of the people depend on the various schools for a living.
Finally, Mr Boakye David urged the government to consider the private schools and also assist them at this moment, since they contribute to the development of the country.
Currently, Convid 19 has been the most powerful disease affecting the world, due to this the government of Ghana made some measures to prevent the spread of the disease in the entire country.
Among the measures is the closedown of all schools in the country till further notice,
Meanwhile, President Nana Akufo-Addo has extended the restrictions on movements in Accra and Kumasi by one more week from Monday, April 13, 2020.
Delivering his sixth address on the progress of the national campaign to defeat the coronavirus pandemic in Ghana, the President said on Thursday that although the efforts have been successful, the country was not yet out of the woods.
Two weeks ago, a 14-day restriction on movements in parts of the Greater Accra Region and Kumasi, in the Ashanti Region, was implemented to control the spread of the coronavirus.
The lockdown has been implemented in parts of the country where significant numbers of virus infections have been recorded.
The President said in the televised address on Thursday that the 14-day lockdown, although harsh, has been critical in beating down Ghana’s coronavirus case count.
Ghana’s coronavirus case count stands at 378 as of Thursday, April 9, 2020.
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