In line with the directive from President Nana Akufo-Addo, schools across the country have resumed as of Monday, January 18, 2021.
But this directive has been met with mixed reactions as most parents have expressed worry about their wards going back to school in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
In his latest update on Sunday, January 17, the President had revealed that the country now has over 1,900 active Covid-19 cases, with an average daily record of 200 infections in the past two weeks.
Also, treatment centres are full of patients, and the number of patients requiring hospitalisation and intensive care has risen sharply from 18 to 120 in just a week, with 33 critical cases among those.
But although the government said the required steps have been taken to ensure the safety of students in school and also the heads of institutions, as well as their teachers, many remain skeptical.
Below are some social media reactions on the reopening of schools.
Ghana is not the first and last country to lockdown schools in the world.Covid 19 is on a damn surge this year. With all due respect “Mr President” Nana Addo, Kindly lockdown schools.— PERRI-GRENO 🇬🇭🇬🇧🇺🇲 (@gyina_yie) January 18, 2021
No sanitizer, Nose mask, Veronica Buckets etc at some schools.
Our children are our future. ✊
The Covid 19 make serious, make Nana Addo close school er ah…— Fantasy Lord🇬🇭🇳🇬 (@DanielAmenya11) January 18, 2021
Life >>>>> Grade 😌
Why won’t Nana Addo, hold on and observe the situation before opening up schools. Or he want the school children to get the infection and Al’s infecte their parents before he closed them? This is just a common sense.— Abdul-shakur Mohammed (@AbdulshakurMo18) January 18, 2021
My 7yr old son is made to stay at home for additional one week which we’ll use to monitor situation in the country.— #SmileRegardless😀😊 (@jus_Cheezy) January 18, 2021
So it become necessary we’ll even extend till further notice. I can’t risk him#AMShow #JoyNews #JoySMS https://t.co/pXiQefgoFd
Teachers will be playing two roles in schools now.— MANIFEST IS KING 👑⚪ (@araa1988) January 18, 2021
2. Guiding and monitoring students to obey all covid 19 protocols.
The government @NAkufoAddo must increase teachers @GNAT_Official salary#JoyNews #AmShow
Reopening of schools parents sending their kids to school are not wearing face masks but the kids are. My observation in C4 TM #JoySMS— Karel (@karel_tweets) January 18, 2021
#Joysms @Joy997FM @mohgovgh @moigovgh @gheduservice @_GHSofficial— Ebenezer Odoom (@EbenOdoom1) January 18, 2021
I have been in favor of reopening of schools. With what I just saw at Akweley Ang basic sch entrance, I was wrong. it will take 1 pupil with minimum viral load to cause a massacre.
This covid-19 was bound to spread in Ghana when the boarders were still opened to people coming from the UK and other countries who started reporting the new covid-19 variant. Nana Addo should’ve closed e boarders in December 2020. Chances of we going 2 school is in jeopardy now.— Tema West Hazard 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇵🇹🇬🇭 (@Khojohazard2020) January 18, 2021