Comedienne, TV and radio presenter, Afia Schwarzenegger has made an appeal to the Electoral Commission of Ghana to abort plans of entering the various senior high schools to register the final year students.
Reports were rife in the media that the Electoral Commission is to deploy some registration officials to the senior high schools to go and register the final year students starting from today, Friday, 10th July, 2020. This news was received with mixed reactions especially at a time that Coronavirus is gradually gaining momentum in the schools.
Some six students of the Accra girls senior high school tested positive for the virus and over 600 others contact traced. Konongo senior high school also reported three cases whiles one student of the KNUST senior high school also reportedly died of the virus.
Afia Schwarzenegger has been asking questions with regards to the registration exercise to take place in the schools. According to the controversial media personality, the school authorities have no right to deny parents access to their wards whiles allowing the EC to come to their schools to register them.
She argues that registering the students without the consent of their parents amounts to dictatorship. She noted that the majority of these students are teenagers and it would be right to have their parents around to give consent to the registration of their wards.