President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said the government’s decision to reopen universities despite the spread of corona virus is to safeguard the future of students and the country’s development.
According to the President, smooth and quality university education would guarantee the success of the youth and progress of the country.
He said this was the reason the government had relaxed restrictions on the education sector including public and private universities.
President Akufo-Addo said this on Thursday, 11th June, 2020, when he met the Vice Chancellors of the universities at the Presidency.
He said the government and authorities of the universities must work together and safeguard the future of the students and the country.
He said Covid-19 was biting hard on every economy and health systems including that of Ghana, adding, however, that the country could not stand despair, wail and give up on the fight; instead it is important to fight for the progress and development of the nation amid this adversity.
“We have to continue to make every effort to make sure that our society in-spite of the pandemic can function and deliver the results of human progress and solidarity,” he added.
President Akufo-Addo said the disease has drastically changed and affected the way things are done globally including that of the education sector.
He urged all to come together to address the problem the country was facing to guarantee the safety and future of our people.
Professor Ebenezer Oduro, Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana and Chairman of the Vice Chancellors Ghana, assured that all universities would oblige to the government’s directives and re-open the universities.
He assured that all safety protocols would be observed when students arrive on campus.
Rex Mainoo Yeboah, ISD