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Ebola: Ebonyi trains 5,000 teachers ahead of schools’ resumption

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ABAKALIKI – The Ebonyi State Commissioner for Education, Mr Ndubuisi Chibueze-Agbo, said on Wednesday in Abakaliki that no fewer than 5,000 teachers have been trained on early detection and management of Ebola Viral Disease (EVD).

Chibueze-Agbo told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the training was part of the measures to enhance teachers’ capacity to handle any suspected case of Ebola in their schools.

He, however, indicated that schools in the state would resume on Sept. 22 for the 2014/2015 academic year as directed by the Federal Government.

“The training coordinated by the Ministry of Education took place across the three senatorial districts- Ebonyi North, South and Central- and two teachers were selected from each school.

“The training was to equip them with relevant knowledge on how to detect suspected Ebola case and what to do when such happens. [eap_ad_2] “We trained no fewer than 5,000 teachers drawn from both public and private primary and secondary schools in the state,’’ Chibueze-Agbo said.

He said that the state government was determined to sustain the fight against the infectious disease from entering the state and to complement Federal Government’s efforts.

“Steps have been taken to ensure that functional water system is installed in all our schools, while private schools that have none will be made to provide for their schools.

“Sanitisers and other necessary personal protective kits to guarantee protection of our teachers will be provided.

“One of the most effective ways to prevent this disease is through maintenance of proper personal and environmental hygiene,’’ Chibueze-Agbo said. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]

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