As students of grade 12 of the SOS Hermann Gmeiner School in Liberia returned to school, following 4 months of absence from physical learning. SOS Children’s Villages Liberia has tightened up COVID-19 preventive measures to inhibit any potential spread of the virus among the students and teachers.
The decision was reached after the Ministry of Education announced that grade 12 students should resume classes on June 29 to ensure adequate preparation for the upcoming West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (WASSCE).
The students and teachers were provided with various hygiene and protective materials. As part of measures to protect students and staff, the Management of SOS Children’s Villages Liberia mandated that everyone entering the school premises are subject to regular temperature checks, washing of hands, wearing a mask, as well as social and physical distancing before entering the SOS facilities.