LIBERIA: Delay in schools restart announced in error

(By: Afp)

Education chiefs apologised on Thursday for wrongly announcing a postponement of the reopening of Ebola-hit Liberia's schools, blaming the mix-up on "problems at the ministry".

Classrooms were shut six months ago to limit the spread of the virus as the epidemic neared its peak, but lessons had been due to restart next week — before a two-week delay was announced on Wednesday.

"We had some problems at the ministry. I ask all schools to disregard yesterday's release. We are sorry about that," the deputy education minister Ramsey Fomoyan told the state-run ELBC radio station. READ MORE OF THIS STORY


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