Schools in the Shortlands to Develop Operating Procedures

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Schools in border to develop Operating Procedures.

BY ALEX DADAMU

THE National Disaster Operations Committee Education team which was deployed to the border last week has provided support to schools in the Shortlands, Western province.

The support was to provide them with three days of intensive training on how school leaders should develop their School Incidental Standard Operating Procedures.

According to Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare when speaking to update the nation in his weekly COVID-19 address, the intention and purpose of the training are to ensure staff and students understand and respond effectively to avoid panic in the event of any first positive case of COVID-19.

“My good people, the intention and purpose of the training are to ensure staff and students understand and respond effectively to avoid panic in the event of any first positive case of COVID-19, and its subsequent contact tracing activities that will follow.

“The expected outcome is to build capacities of teachers and students so that they can handle COVID-19 in any given scenarios, hence, mitigate the risk of community transmissions,” he said.

Prime Minister Sogavare acknowledged the front-liners in the education and disaster management sector for continuing their good work in preparing our schools within the emergency zones.