The Monrovia Consolidated School System or MCSS with sponsorship from the communication network, Lonestar Cell MTN Foundation, has organized a three-day workshop for over 300 staff from various MCSS schools within Monrovia.
MCSS Superintendent, Adolphus Jacobs, said the exercise is intended to create a safe learning environment to helping reduce the deadly Ebola Virus here and prevent school authorities and students from coming in contact with the virus.
Superintendent Jacobs made the statement during the start of the three days workshop over the weekend at the D. Twe Memorial High School in the Borough of New Kru Town.
He said the Ebola awareness and training is being held in three categories, adding that the second session of the training will be held at the G.W. Gibson High School on Capitol Bye-Pass, while the last session will be held in Sinkor, 12th Street at the William V.S. Tubman High School, targeting campus guards, gatekeepers, teachers and other support staff from the various MCSS school campuses, among others.
The MCSS boss said administration looks forward to seeing positive results and performances from those staff benefitting from the training in order to run a safe academic year and advised the participants not to take the training lightly.
For his part, the chairman for the Lonestar MTN Foundation, Massaquoi Morlu Kamara, told reporters that the foundation has been very active in helping the Government eradicate the deadly Ebola virus from Liberia.
As of last week, total infection statistics released by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare from across the country was put at less than 10.
Chairman Kamara said this is no time to relax in the fight, adding that the Foundation had since made significant contribution to the National Ebola Taskforce but later thought it wise to come out and focus particularly on the Monrovia Consolidated School System.
“We first thought about sponsoring a workshop for teachers for all the 23 MCSS schools in Monrovia, and so in addition to sponsoring, we are also providing cleaning materials for hygienic reason in MCSS school system; this is all to buttress government’s effort in eradicating the virus from the country,” he narrated.
He also pointed out that the foundation contributed US$8,000.00 to sponsor the workshop, promising that as a partner to national development, LoneStar Cell MTN would do whatever necessary to kick Ebola out of here.
By Ben P. Wesee