With barely two weeks since schools reopened across Ghana, a renowned Psychologist with the University of Ghana, Dr. Anabella Osei-Tutu is advising parents and school heads to prioritise the safety and psychological needs of their children at this time of the global pandemic.
In an exclusive interview with UPSANEWSROOM.com‘s Boamah Venessa Oduma on Monday, the lecturer said that although education is important, it is secondary to life.
“Education is important, but it’s secondary to life,” she told the reporter.
The Psychologist said some children need to be talked to in order to address problems they are going through especially during this time since they may not open up.
According to Dr Osei-Tutu, there is a need for some level of transparency between parents and school management especially when they suspect cases of infection among their students.
She has advised school management to make known to parents when the Covid-19 protocols are violated by their children.
The coronavirus pandemic has impacted the economic, health and education sectors throughout the world, forcing many countries to impose a curfew on movements of citizens.