Trainees at the Kakata Rural Teacher Training Institute or KRTTI in Kakata, Margibi County have abandoned campus ahead of graduation this month after one of their colleagues died from Ebola Virus Disease. Students are said to be boycotting campus for fear of contracting the Ebola Virus Disease, which has killed one trainee at the institution.
Trainee Michael Tengbeh died recently at the Charles Rennie Hospital in Kakata, Margibi County few days after he was suspected to have contracted the disease. KRTTI is involved in training teachers for “C” Certificates.
This year, the institution has enrolled trainees from over five counties, including Gbarpolu County where the late Michael Tengbeh hailed from. The Head of Margibi County Health Team Dr. Hawa Kromah confirmed Tengbeh’s death at the C.H. Rennie Hospital.
The deceased reportedly contracted the virus in Menikorma, Lofa County where he had gone to attend burial ceremony of a relative from neighboring Sierra Leone, who also died from Ebola. The Director of the Kakata Rural Teacher Training Institute, Madam Precious Brownell Dennis has informed Margibi County authorities about the Ebola related death on campus.