Examination class students in Burkina Faso are expected to resume schools on June 1, 2020. This decision was arrived at at the meeting of council of ministers, today 27th May, 2020.
According to the Education minister, Pr Stanislas OUARO, over 800,000 students in the exams classes have been verified, a schedule has been set for exams to take place and teachers have been trained to deal with issues related to corona virus.
“The teachers have been trained. Each teacher will have an awareness module at their disposal (…). More than 82,000 cartons of soap are being distributed in the provinces. We will make masks available as and when we get them. We have developed posters with the support of the ministry that will be in every classroom in the country. We made 120,000 copies,” he said.
The minister noted that for some of the classes, there many be the need to division as the numbers may not support social distancing.
With regards to plans for next academic year, teachers are expected to report to school by 15th September whereas children will be back on 1st October, 2020.
Burkina Faso will be the second the nation in West Africa to have children go back to school, after Ivory Coast, if this goes as planned.
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