A national communications team member of the National Democratic Congress, Godwin Mahama, has questioned governments plan to reintegrate Senior High School students after their West Africa Secondary Schools Certificate Examination.
His question revolves around the possible infection of parents by the students when they return home after the exams.
Several Ghanaians including associations like the National PTA council have called on government to rescind its decision and have Senior high schools closed again over the contraction of the Coronavirus by some students.
But government appears to have taken an entrenched decision by arguing that both students and parents are more safer by the continuing stay on campus by students.
But speaking on Pink FM’s political program Nokore No Nie which airs every Wednesday evening, the NDC communicator, Godwin Mahama argues that the safety of both parents and students in the future is not guaranteed.
He described the continuing stay on campus by students at the order of the President as a mere political gimmick to woo students just so they’d vote for the President in the upcoming elections.
“Government is just playing politics but I tell you it is never guaranteed that all these students would vote for Akufo Addo. The NPP argues that the students when allowed to go home will cause a high rate of infections, but what about the aftermath of their WASSCE, won’t they go home” he queried.
The NDC communicator also asked government to punish the NPP youth organizer, Henry Nana Boakye for going contrary on the President’s order to campaign at the campus of an SHS.
“If the President is serious, he should punish Nana B for campaigning on the campus of an SHS” he said.
“As we speak now government has not given us its reintegration plan for these students in order to curb a possible transmission of the disease after the exams. They are only interested in elections” he told Ghanamanwofase, host of the program.
Over 100 students and staff have so far been infected with the covid19 pandemic following the partial resumption of academic activities