The chairman of the Diocesan Education Board of the Episcopal Church of Liberia (ECL), Mr. Anthony Deline, has admonished administrators and teachers of various Episcopal schools across Liberia to adhere to Ebola preventive measures outlined by health authorities to avoid further spread of the virus.
Said Mr. Deline, Ebola cannot be kicked out of Liberia when citizens are refusing to abide by Ebola preventive measures outlined by health authorities and their partners.
He said it was regrettable to note that the reasons the virus took over Liberia was because many people did not believe that the virus existed.
Mr. Deline was speaking last Friday at the end of a three-day Trainer of Trainers workshop organized by the ECL School System, in collaboration with one of its partners, the Trinity Church of Wall Street in New York City, USA.
More than 50 participants including ECL clergymen from Montserrado, Margibi, Grand Bassa and Bomi counties were awarded certificates of participation..
The workshop was designed to prepare participants to reinforce the observance of Ebola preventive measures to students and ensure that the virus is adequately restrained from occurring in its school system.
Mr. Deline said, “Denial has caused a serious problem in this country and since we have acquired this training through the effort of our Bishop, please let us teach our people as well as the students to abide by all rules given by the our Health Ministry,” he urge participants.”
The three-day initiative was meant for administrators and teachers as well as clergymen serving in Episcopal schools across Liberia. The workshop was held January 14-16, 2015, at the B.W. Harris Episcopal School auditorium on Broad Street, Monrovia.
Episcopal schools, like those throughout the country, are scheduled to reopen soon.
The Diocesan Education Board acknowledged the Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) and Trinity Church Wall Street for their support in organizing the workshop.
For his part, the chairman of the ECL Board of Planning and Development, Dr. Roosevelt Jayjay, encouraged and challenged the participants of ECL school systems to do all they can to prevent the students and others from contracting the virus, because, he stressed, this year will be very challenging for school operations with the Ebola virus still present in the country.
One of the participants, who spoke on behalf of the group, commended the ECL for empowering them with the training which will help in preventing the virus from spreading in schools, communities and churches.