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MOE Orders Vacation Schools Closed Nationwide
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Deputy Education Minister for Instruction, Hawa Goll-Kotchi

 

 

 

MOE Orders Vacation Schools Closed Nationwide

By Prince Nagbe

MONROVIA, August 22 (LINA) - The Ministry of Education (MOE) has ordered the closure of all vacation schools throughout the country as part of measures to contain the Ebola virus.

Making the disclosure at the Ministry of Information press briefing in Monrovia on Thursday, Deputy Education Minister for Instruction, Hawa Goll-Kotchi, said the restriction also covers training seminars and workshops for teachers of both public and private schools throughout Liberia.

She said the decision to cancel vacation schools and other school-related activities is intended to protect students, school administrators and staff as well as parents from contracting the Ebola virus.

She told journalists at the press briefing that the Ministry of Education will turn over to the Justice Ministry any school administrator caught violating the Ministry’s directive for prosecution.

Minister Goll-Kotchi added: “This measure remains in force until we get word from the Ministry of Health to begin normal schooling activities.”

Meanwhile, she has called on authorities of public and private schools to clean their campuses as well as paint the buildings so that students can have a clean, decent and conducive learning atmosphere upon return to school.

She said the Ministry has established wash centers at most public schools throughout the entire country while at the same time is fumigating them in order to keep them safe as most of them are used as offices for District and County Education Officers.

Goll-Kotchi is admonishing county and district education to work with their county health teams to sensitize their communities about the Ebola virus that is ravaging the lives of Liberians.

LINAPSN/PTK

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