The Liberian government has decided to delay the re-opening of schools in the country to February 16. Schools had been scheduled to re-open February 2.
Here’s an article about the decision from the Reuters wire service, which says the action was taken “in order to better prepare safety measures against the Ebola virus, which has killed more than 3,650 people in the country but now appears to be receding.” Reuters article
The Dougbe River School and the the surrounding villages in Twarbo Region have been outfitted with hand-washing stations to prevent the spread of disease. Tiyatien Health, the organization that sends health-care workers into the villages, undertook educational efforts about hygiene and Ebola prevention on our campus last spring, when the outbreak was in its early stages and the school was still open. Grand Gedeh County remains nearly untouched by the outbreak.
Student registration continues while we wait to see if the February 16 date will hold, or there will be another postponement.