The Chairman of Private Schools Association of the Tamale Metropolis, Abdul Rashed Yahaya has appealed to government to carefully consider the lifting the ban on schools.
He said the closure of schools is having a negative impact on pupils and teachers.
According to him, proprietor of private schools in the Metropolis have readied themselves to implement all health and safety protocols when the students return to school for their all-round well-being and development.
He said Government should ensure that schools were re-opened especially for the benefit of rural communities where many of the children have no access to E-learning opportunities.
Speaking exclusively to Diamond News, the chairman of private schools association who is also the proprietor of Sharp Brains Academy in the Tamale metropolis, said children in this part of the country have been disadvantaged by the closure of schools.
“Our children will go dunderheads if schools remain close”, he warned
Mr Abdul Rashed Yahaya lamented that the pandemic and the subsequent closure of schools had dealt a great blow to private schools including a decline of revenues and in some cases teachers and non-teaching staffs had been rendered jobless.
The chairman of private schools association of the Tamale metropolis appealed to the government to consider financial stimulus or intervention for staffs of private schools in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Story By: Edward A. Ken-zorre