Via Awareness Times: Ebola Kills 12 Kailahun Teachers. Excerpt:
The Public Relations Officer in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Mr. Brima Turay has on Thursday 24th July, at the government weekly press briefing hosted in the Conference Room of the Ministry of Information & Communication, told newsmen that twelve (12) teachers have died from Ebola in Kailahun.
He informed that there’s still no definite date for pupils to write Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE).
Mr. Brima Turay said 11 out of the 14 chiefdoms in the Kailahun District are affected by Ebola. He said chiefs of remaining three chiefdoms of Malema, Yawei and Peje West, take proactive actions of stopping folks from affected chiefdoms from entering their lands. He said this has saved those 3 chiefdoms.
"Ebola is real, let us stop the denial and take necessary precautions to prevent further casualties," he stated.
In line with BECE Exams, he said they are still in dialogue with all stakeholders concerned for pupils to write the exams in August but he maintained there is for now, “no definite date for when the exams will hold”.
Mr. Turay furthered that, government needs 4000 teachers but has only recruited 1600, noting that, they are faced with staff shortage.