A former Deputy Education Minister, Okudzeto Ablakwa has asked the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) to mete out punishment to its executives campaigning at the various Senior High Schools(SHSs) across the country.
The President announced that parents are not allowed on the various Senior High Schools across the country as a measure to help fight the deadly COVID-19 virus in the schools.
But pictures and videos on social media suggest that party officials are campaigning on the various campuses in the country.
Reacting to the breach of laws by some officials of the New Patriotic Party(NPP), Okudzeto Ablakwa said the party needs to sanction its officers who are breaching the laws.
He indicated that a failure to do so means the party is in bed with their party officials to disregard laws made by the leader of their own political party.
“The leadership of the ruling party must be meting out severe sanctions to its national executives, MPs and parliamentary candidates who are engaged in the most reprehensible and reckless conduct of invading senior high schools to campaign at a time parents cannot visit their children in school. That is, if the NPP leadership does not endorse the deplorable actions of their members and if those actions do not fit into a certain ignoble strategy.
Heads of schools should muster the courage to stand up to such unscrupulous and disgraceful politicians by preventing them from entering their premises. Heads of schools and staff of the Ghana Education Service should not be oblivious of the legal consequences should parents decide to sue.
It is utterly despicable observing what our Senior High Schools are being subjected to in the blinded pursuit of political power and against all good counsel from the experts.
Can we begin to value lives a little more and can we begin to see the kind of political conduct that restores respect and dignity to the political office” he demanded