Thousands of Liberian children returned to school last week as dozens of schools opened for the first time in six months. Authorities had closed schools to stem the spread of Ebola.
George Wuo is a regional director of the Ministry of Education. He says all schools in the country must open by March 2 or face fines.
Though the epidemic is slowing, students are well aware of the need for vigilance. In one school in the Congo Town district of Monrovia, Liberia’s capital, medics took children’s temperatures and told them not to stand too close together.
Teenager Faith Sayeh says, “I feel very great being in school … most especially after a long period of time waiting.”
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Photo: Students wash hands before entering school in Liberia. Credit: Associated Press