Attorney-at-law Leon Chaku Symister says the Government’s vaccination mandates continue to cause some level of segregation among the population.
In its most recent guideline related to the return of face-to-face learning, the Cabinet says that schools have no obligation to provide online instruction to students who have not taken the COVID-19 vaccine.
Symister says these mandates pit the vaccinated against the unvaccinated, and also create isolation that is based on a number of distinctions, including health.
Today, October 28, parents of the graduating class of the Grace Christian Academy were informed that they will not be allowed to attend the ceremony tomorrow, Friday, unless they can show evidence of vaccination.
According to a letter signed by the school’s principal, she was informed of this condition by the Ministry of Education’s Education Officer for Zone 4.
Reportedly, the news is not going down well with parents who have already planned for their children’s big day and have paid the relevant fees for the graduation exercise.
Questions are being asked about the Ministry’s authority to impose this restriction on the fee-paying parents of a private institution, and why the management of the school is accepting this directive without resistance.