COVID-19: Schools resume in Bamenda, barrier measures respected

Temperature of Mezam SDO Taken

Primary six pupils in basic education and uppersixth students in secondary education have resumed school across the North West Region.

In Bamenda, the SDO of Mezam Mooh Emile Simon has undertaken a visit to primary and secondary schools to ensure that barrier measures put in place by the Government are being respected.

Social distancing respected in class

At Government School Upstation, 75% of the pupils turned out for classes

The head teacher expressed worries with the number of sanitary buckets per class. Mezam SDO, Mooh Emile Simon asked for more buckets to be handed to the primary institution.

Running tap water for hand washing

At GBHS Bamendakwe like all the other secondary schools visited, procedures have been put in place before students can access the classrooms

Thermoflashes are used to check the temperatures of students, shoes disinfected and the students wash their hands.

At the classrooms, they're seated at most 24 per class

Awuru Estella, Principal at the school attests that 75 percent of the students were present

"We don't have any case of the coronavirus. We have respected all the barrier measures put in place by Government. For the teachers, they were on time" Madam Awuru said

Schools in the North West Region are facing challenges on multiple fronts, first the anglophone crisis that has displaced institutions like GTHS Bamendakwe to a new site, void of equipments. Next is the COVID-19 pandemic that brought a temporal hault to schools on March 17 after the first confirmed case was recoreded.

Mr Mooh Emile instructed the students to adhere to government prescription and avoid playing on campus

In the basic education sector, a total of 6941 pupils in 301 schools are expected to resume

Other examination classes in the secondary education sector will resume on Thursday June 4, 2020


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