Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has today met with the various Vice Chancellors of education in Ghana over the re-opening of Universities on Monday June 15, 2020
Addressing the stakeholders, the president attributed the importance of education to Ghana’s future hence the need to re-open the tertiary institutions even in the face of the COVID -19 pandemic.
According to the President, I”Education is the key to the future of our country, the quality of education that our education institutions will produce will determined the success or failure of our nation”.
He noted that, his government decision to re-open the universities forms part of measured to safeguard the future and prospect of the generation of young people who are the objects of education today.
President Akufo-Addo said the COVID-19 pandemic has really affected every economy including that of Ghana, that notwithstanding, the country just like any other country is looking at ways of protecting lifes as well as safeguarding the economy so it does not collapse.
President Akufo-Addo again pointed out that for the first time in a decade Ghana had had to depend on the budget of bank of Ghana to assist the state in finding the monies for the work of government and the nation.
He said, although the pandemic has brought a great impact, we must all come together to address our future and meet it with safety.
Meanwhile, Chancellor of the University of Ghana and Chairman of the Vice Chancellors Ghana, Professor Ebenezer Oduro, assured that all universities are and will oblige to the reopening orders by the president and non of then will defy the directive.
He revealed that with consultation with the students body, they have reached an agreement which they referred to as the “blend approach”. This he said means that they will continue with online studies as well as opened their classrooms to those who would want to walk in and study.
He further assured that all safety protocols would be observed.