Child Rights International (CRI) says closing down schools due to fears of Covid-19 should be based on scientific evidence.

This comes after parents, and the teacher’s Associations in unison called on government to close down schools due to the rate at which students are contracting the virus at school.

However, the CRI Executive Director, Bright Appiah in a statement Wednesday indicated that a rush decision will be imprudent since government cannot prove whether children got infected from home or contracted the disease whilst at school.

Thus, suggested that the Ghana Health Service in their daily data must provide a report on the behaviour of Covid-19 among children at various schools.

This, according to Mr Appiah will, “assist to understand the pattern of Covid-19 among the children as to inform policy direction and also know how serious the consequences are on children.”

For the meantime, the CRI Executive Director urged the Ghana Education Service to enhance security and protection services at schools that have recorded cases to ensure the adherence to the safety protocols.