The Minister for Education, Honourable Matthew Opoku Prempeh has replied the opposition NDC and the other CSO’s who have unanimously called for the closure of schools as a result of the surge in coronavirus cases.
According to the Minister, who was released from quarantine yesterday after suffering from the dreaded virus, closing schools will create another problem because the government cannot find any means to pay the teachers.
Dr. Prempeh stated that if all workers across the country say they are scared of COVID-19 so they will not go to work, the country will come crumbling down, therefore, teachers should also ensure they respect the various protocols and work to ensure that academic life goes on.
“The government is paying salaries and cannot make teachers stay home and pay them so there is a need for them to work for the monies being paid to them by the government of Ghana”. He said.