The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has cautioned that using classrooms as emergency shelters may have disastrous effects.
GNAT said that using classrooms as emergency shelters interferes with teaching and learning.
The present usage of classrooms in areas impacted by the spilling of the Akosombo and Kpong Dams, according to GNAT General Secretary Thomas Musah, is likely to drive youngsters back into child labor.
“If you go to the developed world, there are places like community centres where in times of emergency, they carry the people there. But in Ghana, the classrooms become host centres in times of difficulty, and what that means is that teaching and learning will come to a standstill so long as this particular situation will not go,” he said on Accra-based Citi FM.
Mr. Musah also cautioned about the effects of the delay in bringing aid materials to alleviate the people’s situation.
As a result, he urged Ghanaians with mobilizing resources to guarantee that the afflicted people receive the assistance they require.
“We need to give it all the attention that it deserves to get them out of the situation that they find themselves in because some are bitter, and they are complaining and lamenting. And so let us all go to the aid of the people and see how best we can bring them out of the situation,” he added.