Professor Rosling Hails Re-opening of Schools

first_imgShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) A Professor of International Health, Hans Rosling, has welcomed government’s  pronouncement calling for the re-opening of schools across the country.Like other parents and education stakeholders, Rosling said the re-opening of schools as announced by government should not be understood as a sign that Liberia is Ebola-free, but that the government was concerned about the academic achievement of her citizenry. According to him, the government decision should rather be considered as a means to increase “response and surveillance” so that the Ebola virus disease (EVD) does not resurface following the resumption of academic activities.  Rosling made the statement on Monday at the Ministry of Information daily Ebola press conference held at the Ministry in Monrovia.  He noted that Liberians have acquired sufficient knowledge in the prevention of the Ebola virus.  He, therefore, pledged  his full support to government’s effort to re-open schools in the country. According to Rosling, if Liberians redouble their efforts in preventing further transmissions of the EVD, the disease will be eradicated from the country in the shortest period of time. Rosling is on a special assignment with the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER). He explained, among other things, that the Ebola virus cannot be transmitted during the first 24 hours of infection; therefore, he believes that the reopening of schools will not lead to an outbreak as many have feared. He then appealed to all Liberians, especially parents, not to allow their children to go to school when they are showing signs of fever or other illnesses until that student is  diagnosed negative of the Ebola virus. He also cautioned Liberians to assist the country in the process of dropping Ebola cases to “Zero” by refraining from complacent behaviors, which might cause the virus to resurface. Following the pronouncement of schools re-opening, many parents and guardians have given mix reactions, some of which have to do with financial constraints and or fear for the Ebola virus.last_img read more


first_imgDDTV: St Eunan’s Letterkenny 4-10 St Malachy’s Belfast 0-5The Danske Bank MacLarnon Cup is certain to make its way to Donegal next month after last night’s second semi-final at Garvaghey in which St Eunan’s Letterkenny emphatically scored an emphatic 17 points victory over St Malachy’s to set up a final meeting with Coláistí Inis Eoghain on St Patrick’s Day.Indeed the result looked a formality at the break with St Eunan’s having played superbly against the elements to lead by 2-8 to 0-5.St Malachy’s dug in during the second half and restricted the Donegal side to just 2-2. But they never looked like breaking down the Letterkenny defence for the goals needed to progress.David Tyrell burst through for the first goal and Dara McDaid added a second in the opening half, while McDaid and Sean Hume split the posts for 3 points each. St Malachy’s had 2 points each for Odhran Eastwood and Seamus McGarry, but their defence on several occasions coughed up possession rather easily and were quickly made to pay for it.In the second half, McDaid found the net once more, as did Rory Carr. However by that point the game was over as a contest and a tasty derby final had been set up.St Eunan’s : Dara McDaid 2-4, David Tyrell 1-1, Sean Hume 0-3, Niall O’Donnell 0-2.St Malachy’s : Odhran Eastwood 0-2, Seamus McGarry 0-2, Ben Rice 0-1 DDTV: ST EUNAN’S COLLEGE ‘RAIN’ SUPREME was last modified: February 27th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DDTVInishowenMacLarnon CupSt.Eunan’s Collegelast_img read more