No Plan B For Schools In Any Future Epidemic

Schools will simply close down and all exams cancelled in any future health epidemic similar to the measles outbreak of last November and December 2019.

There is no Plan B to be set for major exams as far as the Education Minister, Loau Keneti Sio, is concerned, when it comes to any deadly disease that kills children.

Key end of year exams like the SSLC and SSC were cancelled and schools closed early for health safety reasons when the measles virus turned viral.

Director General Diffuse $40 Health Vaccination Card Uproar

PRESS RELEASE :  The Ministry of Health had not authorized the $40 tala fee and was also not aware that staff had unilaterally impose the fee to acquire the vaccination records for school enrolment.

As a result, Director General of Health, Leausa Dr. Take Naseri had instructed staff members to cease any fees immediately charged when informed of the situation last Friday.

Schools In High Alert Over Measles Outbreak

Schools are being kept on high alert since the Ministry of Health official announcement this week of a measles outbreak in the country.

Education Minister, Loau Keneti Sio, assured strict classroom watch by principles and teachers for any student who may show symptoms of the contagious disease.

“We’ve had no report so far of any cases in schools but firm instructions are in place for students showings any signs of the measles, to be removed from the classroom immediately,” Loau declared.

Schools Rehearse Games Entertainment

Despite the hot sun yesterday, 15 schools from around Upolu came out at the Apia Park to practice their performance for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Pacific Games

Students wearing hats and long sleeved shirts with coordinators wearing long pants with long sleeved shirts with hats as well to avoid the burning sun still managed to put up a smile.

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