NPP National Youth Organizer’s visit to Schools unacceptable – Deputy Education Minister

Deputy Education Minister Dr. Yaw Adutwum says the Education Ministry will take action against the Youth Organiser of the ruling New Patriotic Party for visiting a senior high school to campaign despite a government directive.

Henry Nana Boakye, popularly known as ‘Nana B’, is seen an in image gone viral on social media addressing some senior high school students in a classroom despite a government directive that no outsider including parents should be allowed to visit students. The measure was instituted by the government as part of efforts to avoid the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

Speaking to GhOne TV Monday, Dr Adutwum said the conduct of his fellow party member offends the protocol and must not be tolerated.

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“If he went to classrooms is unacceptable, it’s totally unacceptable. It really doesn’t matter to me who you are; protocol is a protocol, rules are rules. You don’t do that! I’m a Deputy Minister, we’ll carry it up and I think the rules are clear. And any local jurisdiction where anybody does that the local authorities have control so the rules are very clear and I don’t think it’s acceptable for us to do what clearly the law says we should not do.

“This is not a political issue for me, to me, it’s an education issue, it’s a COVID-19 issue and I’ll bring it to the attention of Ghana Education Service, they’re the ones who run the schools,” he said.

Meanwhile, the National Democratic Congress’ COVID-19 technical team has called on the government to immediately shut down schools to prevent more students from contracting the coronavirus disease.

In a statement, the COVID-19 technical team stated that cases were spreading among students in various schools across the country and called on the government to value the lives of the students by reversing the decision to reopen schools.

“The lives of Ghanaian students, teachers and non-teaching staff should be valued equally, and the Government must take immediate steps to reverse its decision and to begin the process of returning students to their homes.

“This will necessarily include mass testing of students to ascertain their COVID-19 status before they are released to their parents, to minimize the risk of exporting cases from campuses to communities.”

Source: Ghana/Starrfm.com.gh/


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Ellis Ferdinand is a Journalist, Blogger and Founder of Ellis Multimedia, a parent company of EducationGhana.org, an Online Education News Blog, PoliticsGhana.com and GhanaNaija.net. Ellis Ferdinand is a Graduate of Accra College of Education and the University of Cape Coast, where he obtained a Diploma In Basic Education and a Bachelor of Education in Accounting. He is currently Reading his Master of Philosophy in Curriculum and Pedagogic Studies at the University of Education, Winneba in Ghana. Ellis Ferdinand won Blogger of the Year at the 2018 National Students’ Awards and was also adjudged 14th Best Ghanain Blogger in 2018 among the Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers of 2018. He introduced the Concept of Education Blogging in Ghana in 2014 with his famous blog EducationGhana.net. now EducationGhana.org His Blog won Best Media Promoting Education in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively, an Award organized by Neogenics Education Consult. In 2019, He adjudged the Most Promising West African Blogger of the Year in Nigeria. He won Writer of the Year at the 2021 EDUCOM AWARDS

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