The party wondered why government institutions like the Finance Ministry, BOST and COCOBOD are closing down while schools remain open.

At a media engagement in Accra, the NDC’s National Communication Officer, Sammy Gyamfi, said President Akufo-Addo’s interests lie with elections and not the safety of students.

He, therefore, called on parents to take their destinies into their own hands by withdrawing their wards from schools.

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National Communications Director of NDC, Sammy Gyamfi
National Communications Director of NDC, Sammy Gyamfi

“If parents don’t take their own destinies and that of their children into their hands and go into those schools and bring their children into their homes, they will close down the schools after,” Mr. Gyamfi said.

“Because the registration exercise is the only motive behind the reopening.”

There have been calls from the National Council of Parent-Teacher Associations of Ghana for government to close down schools and allow students return home.

Some Senior High Schools have recorded COVID-19 in recent weeks, causing parents to panic.

The Accra Technical University was the first to record a case, after a National Service Personnel contracted the virus.

The Ghana Education Service has also disclosed 55 students and staff at the Accra Girls SHS have tested positive for COVID-19.

Meanwhile, over five secondary schools in the Western region have also had their students infected.