The Member of Parliament for the North Tongu in the Volta Region, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has proposed the administration could have utilized Continuous Assessment to review last year understudies in Junior and Senior high for their movement into the following level as opposed to reviving schools as the nation despite everything fights against the worldwide novel coronavirus.
Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa’s remark follows Sunday, May 31 declaration by President Akufo-Addo demonstrating that schools have been revived to conclusive year understudies in the nation as he facilitates the COVID-19 limitations.
He complimented President Akufo-Addo for his intense choice to revive the school for just last year understudies to continue classes, total their scholarly year and sit for their inevitable leave assessments
Be that as it may, the Member of Parliament proposed that nonstop appraisal of definite year understudies in JHS and SHS could have been utilized to elevate to the following level in training.
He gave an elective that if not the persistent appraisal, a coincidental selection test could have been considered at the purpose of section into SHS and tertiary establishments in August/September toward the start of the 2020/2021 scholastic year to miss numerous hazardous weeks in school.
He kept “Thinking about that the 2019/2020 scholarly year had just fourteen days to run its course when schools were shut, there wouldn’t have been a huge loss of contact hours if the above proposals were actualized.”
As indicated by the attorney he has been educated that most colleges had finished their scholastic works and are “made to sit for online assessments or submit research projects, through the internet learning program. This training he said when proceeded would have decreased the danger of tertiary understudies congregating for six long weeks.
He additionally raised a worry about the mandate by Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh, the Education Minister showing that all last year day understudies join their associates to become visitors in their separate schools,
Samuel said “The Minister seems to overlook that by my checks, there are upwards of 145 senior secondary schools in Ghana which are carefully day schools and, along these lines, don’t have the advantage of boarding offices. How do these understudies become visitors in such schools without quarters, eating lobbies, and washrooms?”
“Indeed, even with the 576 senior secondary schools with boarding offices, we do know the setup of especially private offices are mutual. There are just a couple of washrooms for some understudies to share. The absence of restrictive spaces would put numerous understudies in danger in the event that one understudy is COVID-19 positive. With no basic structure changes or reconfiguration of boarding offices which were not worked with exceptionally infectious illnesses, for example, the novel coronavirus as a main priority, we as a whole should be amazingly mindful”, Mr Ablakwa cautioned.
He included: “The other issue that may have been ignored is the money related weight on guardians and gatekeepers of day understudies. Information as of now uncover that most day understudies who presently make up 37% of understudies at the second-cycle level have a place with defenseless families and, regularly, that is the explanation they pick to be day understudies. How would we anticipate that this classification should serenely buy the not insignificant rundown of things on the outline required for loading up inside this short time period and inside the present setting of a horrendous financial pandemic?”