Ebola: Rivers to sanction schools that resume before October 6

ebola alertThe Rivers State Government said on Monday that any school that resumes before October 6 would be sanctioned.

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mr. Michael West, told newsmen in Port Harcourt that government decided to reopen schools on October 6 to ensure that measures were put in place against the spread of Ebola Virus Disease.

He said that schools were required to provide water and ensure cleaner environment for their pupils and students before resumption of classes.

Contributing, the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Sampson Parker, said that more than 200 persons in the state were under surveillance.

“The surveillance days will expire today, September 22, and it is necessary to watch them for some time before October 6.

“The ministries of health and education met and arrived on the October 6 date for schools to reopen and we believe the date is okay,” he said.