The Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition (GNECC) has commended government for the bold directive to fight the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
In a press statement, the Chairman of the Coalition, Mr Joseph Atsu Homadzi cautioned all parents and guardians to practice all necessary precautions such as social distancing, washing of hands under running water, the use of sanitizers and disinfectants.
Mr Homadzi urges government to fast-track the rollout of distance learning programmes on various media platforms to engage the children at home.
He calls on government to ensure that the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) is well resourced to engage in extensive education on the pandemic nationwide.
He urges government to intervene in calling to order businesses and individuals taking advantage of this unfortunate situation to hike prices of essential commodities such as disinfectants and sanitizers in this critical period and again to use this opportunity to establish a comprehensive emergency response system for the education sector to better manage the effect of similar future occurrences on the delivery of education.
Mr Joseph Atsu Homadzi has promised a continuous complement of the effort of the government to ensure a friendly learning environment for the children of this country.