Sierra Leone Welcomes Back Teachers As Country Eases COVID-19 Lockdown
In the aftermath of the easing of the country from the lockdown occasioned by the Coronavirus pandemic, Sierra Leone has intensified efforts to welcome back teachers and other staff back to their location as schools plan reopening.
This was disclosed by Dr. David Moininah Sengeh, the Minister of Basic Education, on Saturday.The minister, who took to his Twitter handle to make this known said the country welcomes back partners who would facilitate the safe return of hundreds of learner’s as teachers to this various locations.He noted that the both parents, guardians as well as officials o the ministry of health and counsellors are involved in this exercise.
He tweeted: “All across #SierraLeone today and tomorrow, our government and partners led by @MOBSSE_SL is facilitating the safe return of hundreds of learners and teachers to their locations of learning. With our Principles of #RadicalInclusion and #ComprehensiveSafety.
“Parents and guardians, nurses from the Ministry of Health, counselors from the Ministry of Education, counselors from SLRTC, and teachers all across the country are involved to ensure safety all along the way.
“We use data systems all along to plan and monitor to ensure no one is left behind,” the minister said. Recall that President Julius Maada Bio, a couple of days ago, eased the country’s lockdown amid concerns of growing COVID-19 cases. Some government critics have come down on the government for taking such measures even when the country is not flattening the curve on the virus.