- The National Council Of Parent-Teacher Associations Of Ghana has refused to support the EC's decision to register students in SHS
- According to the association, the EC should have consulted them
- The association also stated that the registration is an intrusion on the purpose for which students were brought to school
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The National Council of Parent-Teacher Associations of Ghana has refused to support the Electoral Commission's decision to register students in senior high schools.
According to the association, it should have been consulted by the Electoral Commission (EC) before making the decision to register eligible students.
In a report filed by Citi Newsroom, the President of the National Council of Parent-Teacher Associations, Alexander Danso, is of the belief that the registration is an intrusion on the purpose for which students were brought to school.
He also expressed concerns that the students were being exposed to more risk of contracting COVID-19.
Alexander Danso had this to say:
“Those who are coming to do the registration, have they been tested? Are they free from the virus? We have to take into consideration all these things. But if you don’t consult and you don’t do anything and you say you are going to register the students, is that why they brought them to the school? That is not part of it.”
Some observers had expressed fears that the eligible students would be disenfranchised because they were not allowed to leave the school premises as part of the COVID-19 safety protocols.
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the EC, after an emergency IPAC meeting, stated it will deploy registration officials to senior high schools to register final year students as part of the ongoing voters' ID registration exercise.
The exercise would commence from Friday, 10 July.
The decision was to allow for final year students who are believed to be of age to register to vote in the December 2020 polls.
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