Speaking to Collins Apraku on Good Morning Moonlite, the Maverick educationist hinted the decision by government has accorded both teachers and students ample time to complete the academic works for the gold trackers and provide an opportunity for the SHS 3 students to exit the scene.
Mr Michael Nsiah Agyapong, however noted the preparedness of both teachers and students in his school is awesome and highly commendable.
“The students on their own were fed up with the stay at home, hence they really appear very prepared for lessons. The teachers can’t be left out. Since the government paid us for the past three months for no effective work done, the teachers are really poised for action and they have given me the assurance to deliver” he noted.
He again commended the government for the prompt delivery of PPEs to second cycle institutions.
“As I speak now, I have received all the PPEs (i.e. tissue papers, hand sanitizers, liquid soap, nose masks) that the government promised us. And with the help of my staff there’s strict adherence to the safety protocols both in classroom arrangement and lifestyle on campus” he revealed.
He again called on institutions and individuals especially past students to come and support government’s intervention with their widow’s mite.
Ɔbɔfoɔ as affectionately called, assured parents of the safety of their wards at school.
“I want to on behalf of my colleague headteachers and teachers assure parents of the safety of their wards. We have been charged by the government to ensure students do not have the luxury to parambulate both on campus or through town aimlessly and strict measures have been marshalled to insist on this directive” he assured.
He therefore called on students to comply with every single precautionary measure engineered by school authorities for we are not in normal times.
“But for your good and success, teachers would be at home with their families safely, in this regard you have to comport yourselves to the apex to ensure success in your academic endeavour for there is more sleep after death” he admonished.
Ghana’s schools have started a partial reopening as the country gradually begins to reopen following weeks of lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus.
Final year university students started the phased reopening as they reported to school on June 15. Final year SHS and second year Gold Track students also reported to their various schools on Monday, June 22.
The SHS students will be in school for six weeks before sitting the WASSCE over a period of two weeks, the President said, contradicting an earlier five-week time frame given by the Education Minister, Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh.
Also SHS 2 Gold Track students, who are returned are to complete their first semester like their Green Track colleagues have done, will be in school for six weeks before going on vacation.
President Akufo-Addo urged strict adherence to all Covid-19 protocols when the schools reopen.