Boris Johnson, The UK Prime Minister, has come under fire in the last few weeks for his handling of the A-levels disaster that unfolded after the results were released.
During the entire period, when students were protesting about the algorithm generated A-levels results, the Prime Minister was in Scotland for a holiday. Criticism over his failure to address the debacle and offering solutions angered many who wanted him to make a decisive decision to end the fallout that came after the results were released.
Prime Minister’s push for reopening
Now Johnson is reasserting his grip over education by championing a full reopening of schools in the UK on September 1st. He started by making pleas to parents to send their children to schools once they reopen.
He has become the face championing the return of the school, thereby lifting the weight from the embattled Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson, whose calls for his resignation are growing louder by day after he mishandled the A-levels results.
While addressing the reopening date, the Prime Minister said that he had always been in support of a full school return. He urged parents to heed the call from the state and accept to send their children to schools, indicating that the environment will be safe.
He also thanked the teachers and school staff who were working tirelessly to ensure that the schools will be reopened with no hiccups. He said that his government now had a deeper understanding of the virus than they had in earlier months. This meant that they were now well prepared to handle the rising cases and also knew that Children were less likely to be infected with the virus.
This was in reference to the chief medical officer, Chris Whitty, who has indicated that children are less likely to get the virus. He also indicated that when children get the virus, they are less likely to become severely ill and therefore school return can be done safely.
The Prime Minister continued by saying that was why it was important to get all students in classes, indicating that failure to do so will have greater consequences in the future.
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