Suspension of classes lifted

National, Normal


THE suspension of all schools throughout Morobe province was lifted on Monday to allow for the Grades Eight, 10 and 12 students to start classes.
Commencement of classes will allow for them to sit for their final examinations.
The Grade 10s will sit for their examinations from Oct 5-8 while the Grade 12s have theirs from Oct 19-23 and the Grade Eights will start on Nov 5.
Acting provincial education adviser Waria Ganeki confirmed that he had received a letter of notice from the Morobe provincial administration last week advising for a recall of all Grades Eight, 10 and 12 in all primary, high schools and secondary schools to classes since Monday.
The other grades would not be required to attend classes until further notice.
Mr Ganeki also said schools within the city had come up with safe measures or “prevention plans” to avoid any outbreak of cholera within the school grounds.
He said the education division had liaised with health authorities to conduct awareness on schools throughout the city due to the cholera outbreak within the city.
Awareness in schools was still ongoing.
Meetings were also carried out with principals and head teachers to discuss what correc-
tive measures they would undergo.
Mr Ganeki also stated that oral rehydration salts were distributed to these schools as well.
When asked whether there had been any outbreaks in any schools in the city, Mr Ganeki said he had just received a report from the principal of a secondary school advising that one student was suffering from diarrhoea.
The student had been referred to the Angau Memorial Hospital treatment centre as a precautionary measure.