Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram constituency, Sam Dzata George has said he will not allow his kids to go to school due to the new variant of COVID-19.
This follows the reopening of schools across the country after schools were closed down in March 2020 following the outbreak of the pandemic.
According to the legislator, he would rather prioritise the lives of his children over school.
In a post on Facebook, the MP said: “After a deep reflection and consultation with Senior Medical professionals, my wife and I have decided that our children would not be going to school on Monday or anytime soon. As said earlier, better a missed grade than a grave.”
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo announced the reopening of schools in his 21st update on measures taken by his government to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
In accordance with the President’s announcement, schools were reopened across the country on Friday, 15 January 2021 from Kindergarten to Senior High School while tertiary institutions were reopened on Saturday, 9 January, 2021.
Addressing the nation again on Sunday, 17 January, 2021, President Akufo-Addo told teachers and students to adhere to the COVID-19 safety protocols in order to avoid the closure of schools again.
“Wear your mask at all times. Wash and sanitize your hands regularly. Protect yourself. Protect each other. Protect your teachers. Protect your parents. But, please do not give me a reason to close down schools again. I pledge to do my best to keep your education going,” President Akufo-Addo stated in his address.