- Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has denied claims that final year students were only made to return to school in a bid to get them onto the voters roll
- According to him, the claim makes no sense at all
- Oppong Nkrumah said members of the opposition NDC are the brains behind the claims that students were only sent back to school to register for the voters' registration.
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The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has denied claims that final year students were only made to return to school in a bid to get them on to the voters' roll for the 2020 elections.
According to him, it makes no sense for people to say final year students in the basic school who number about 750 000 were sent back to register and vote.
He quizzed whether those students who were not eligible voters were also going to vote.
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His response to the claims was:
“I am saying that what makes nonsense of that argument is the fact that if you look at basic schools, they are not going to register to vote. The argument has been that we want this final year students to go and complete their examination and go out. If you put all of this together, that argument of reopening for registration and voting is thrown out of the window."
According to Oppong Nkrumah, members of the opposition National Democratic Congress are the brains behind the claims that students were only sent back to school to register.
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In other news, President Nana Akufo-Addo has charged a sub-committee of the presidential COVID-19 task force to look into the cases being recorded in schools.
Kojo Oppong Nkrumah made the announcement at a press briefing on Thursday, 9 July.
It is to ensure the guidelines on campus quarantine are "strictly enforced" and any gaps “swiftly addressed” where incidents are suspected, the Ofoase-Ayirebi MP said.
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Source: Yen Ghana