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Brumskine School Violates Health Protocol in Bassa …Holds Gala Day Program

The United Methodist, W.P.L. Brumskine High School in Buchanan, has climaxed the commemoration of its Gala Day program at the Oldfield Campus in total disregard to the recent COVID-19 mandate of the Ministries of Health and Education.
Despite such stringent measures, the Administration of the Walker Philip Lassana Brumskine United Methodist High School ignored the protocol and assembled hundreds of people; majority students for the gala day exercise.
The Institution’s action is being witnessed in the wake of reported increased of COVID-19 death and over three thousand confirmed cumulative cases of the virus; of which Grand Bassa now accounts for 17 active confirmed Cases; the health authority in the county revealed.
On Friday, June 25, the Education Ministry of Liberia through Minister Ansu Sonii announced the suspension of all extra academic activities across the nation, thus referencing the tensed wave of the virus.
“As the Government of Liberia applies immense efforts to combat the new wave of Covid-19 across the Country, the Ministry of Education has, with immediate effect, suspended all social programs namely Graduation, Gala day, queen contest, parade, field trip, amongst others.
Speaking Friday, June 25 at a press conference to reporters at the Ministerial Complex in Congo Town; the Education Minister said, there will be absolutely no graduation, gala day, field trip, parade, queen contest exercises until at such time the COVID-19 situation cease and the Ministry of Health and Education give permission.
The statement of Minister Sonii also mandated school authorities to identify key content areas within the curriculum to complete all requirements for the school year noting that the Ministry is holding consultations leading to an adjustment in the closure of the school year from August 30 to September 30, 2021.
Speaking further, he emphasized that the health protocols and regulations put in place by the Ministry of Health and National Public Health Institute (NPHIL) are to be strictly implemented and school authorities are herewith given the exclusive authority to send students home who may fail to comply with these prescribed regulations.

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