Kofi Bentil, the Senior Vice President of policy think tank, Imani Africa, has said there should be the closure of schools following the occurrence of COVID-19 in them, wondering why the Supreme Court and the Ministry of Finance will close down due to the virus but allow schools to continue to operate.
The comments by Kofi Bentil comes after schools across the country have been opened for students in final year to write their final examinations. In senior high schools, second-year gold track students are also in school to finish up their semester. However, Mr Bentil wants them closed down as the students are infecting one another in the schools.
On the other hand, the Supreme Court and the Ministry of Finance have been closed down after recording some cases. The schools continue to operate even after recording cases on campus. According to Mr Bentil, he finds this development untenable and wants the schools closed.
Mr. Kofi Bentil has been consistent in calling for the closure of the schools on social media.
Some five senior high schools in the western region, meanwhile, have recorded COVID-19 cases, further heightening fears about an escalation in cases in the schools across the country.