The President of the Republic Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says per Ghana’s Living Standard Survey if children around the 4-year bracket don’t go to school now some of them will end up been child laborers by the time they turn 5 years.
According to President Akufo-Addo the corona virus pandemic must not lead to a disruption in the country’s education system and the country is fully committed in protecting all by ensuring our schools remain safe.
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“Today, all students in the country’s educational structure are back in school with some doing so after a 10-month break. Government is determined to ensure their safety while in school,” he said during the 72nd annual New Year school and conference at the University of Ghana
“It is important to acknowledge and appreciate the concerns that have so far been raised. However, I can tell you on authority that if you take a look at the Ghana Living Standard Survey, we have a little over 31 million people in Ghana now, and a considerable number of them fall around the 4-year bracket. The challenge now is that, if these children do not go to school now, they will turn 5 by the close of the year and I can tell you on authority, some of them will end up as child laborers”.