The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said no matter how long the global pandemic persists the closure of schools and ban on social gathering cannot continue forever.
He said currently Ghana is not in a rush to reopen schools anytime soon despite some countries like China and others returning to school. Akufo-Addo added that other things need to be considered before schools shall be announced reopen.
The President shared this in a meeting with the leadership of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) at the Jubilee House to seek their ideas on the best way to fight the novel disease.
Akufo-Addo encouraged the scientist among UTAG to bring their ideas, expertise, and abilities to effort the government’s efforts in curbing the spread of the virus in Ghana.
“The scientists among you will have to guide us as to how we proceed in this fight. Ultimately, the decisions are taken by the elected leaders of our country, that is how it should be in any democracy, but we need the input, we need the guidance of the academic community so that we can make the best decisions possible for our country,” Akufo-Addo said.