Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang Manu has criticized those calling for the closure of schools because of the rising number of COVID-19 cases, saying, closing down the schools is defeatists and coward-person approach.
According to him, finding solutions to decongest schools with larger population to create more social distancing is the way to go.
“We can’t allow ourselves to be kept indoors forever by the disease…who knows when this disease is going to go away from the world. We haven’t got the vaccine, yet so, what are we going to do. So, closing down the schools is defeatists, is a coward-person approach”, he told some journalists in the Ashanti region.
“We will fight the disease, we will do things that will solve some of the challenges, ourselves and our children”, he emphasized.
Mr Agyemang who was unhappy said “we have been saying over and over again, and we must learn to live with the disease. The problem is not going back home; else what will we have done? That means we will close down schools for how long.”
He also said” Nobody knows when this [covid-19] is going to go away. So we won’t run Senior High Schools in this country any longer.”
“Look at elsewhere, big countries like America and things… Look at their numbers but they are doing everything that they should do. So the whole challenges is that we can’t allow ourselves to be kept indoors forever by the disease.”