The Nimba County office of the Ministry of Education (MOE) has embarked on the training of fellow educators to prepare them to join the fight against the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD).
A branch of the Liberia News Agency (LINA) in the county reported that Nimba Chief Education officer (CEO), Wleh T. Sailah, commenced training his colleagues, including district education officers (DEOs) and principals of schools from both private and public sectors from the 12 school districts about the danger of the disease and how to prevent it from attacking them and their students.
Though schools remained closed, CEO Sailah said the daylong training, which was held last Friday in Sanniquellie, the county capital, was intended to empower the participants, who upon completion of the training would conduct awareness on the danger of the EVD in their respective school districts.
He said his office had decided to decentralize the training by getting closer to DEOs and principals, who did not have the opportunity to attend the first session in Sanniquellie over the weekend.
He said, the training series is being sponsored by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.
Meanwhile, participants who completed the first day of the training have embarked on “house-to-house” campaign, creating more awareness about the existence of the EVD as well as telling residents to avoid their deep-rooted denial factor.