George Opare Addo , who is the National Youth Organizer of the largest opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), has said any attempt at reopening schools anytime soon amid the coronavirus pandemic is a plan by government to achieve an ulterior motive.
Speaking in a discussion segment on an Accra-based TV station, Mr. Opare Addo said that such preparations by the ruling government is never the best and must not be encouraged.
” . . plans by government to reopen schools anytime soon is an agenda to set a common goal that the pandemic is no more with us which is never true. Government is just setting ways to achieve its political gains,” Opare Addo said.
The National Youth Organizer of the NDC further wondered how children could hold out against the disease that is even very difficult for adults to withstand.
“Seriously I can’t imagine how a child will be quarantined for two weeks, can this be possible in our part of the world,” he asked.
Mr. Opare Addo also stressed that the risk of contracting Coronavirus in Ghana is still high and the government should “not rush” into reopening schools.