By Sheriff Saidykhan
Senior Teacher at Old Yundum Upper Basic School, Nfamara Kanteh, has said schools are safe to reopen amidst prolonged closure due to Novel coronavirus commonly dubbed covid-19.
“We have seen serious changes in the educational system in this 2020/2021 academic year. First, the number of students per class, and wearing of face masks, providing sanitary materials washing pan at the gate of schools for students to wash their hands before going to their classes and checking their body temperatures” he remarked.
He has made these remarks recently via Whatsapp interview with MAMOS MEDIA.
He said strict hygienic observance, coupled with social distancing and the limitation of crowds in class has enable the learning environs more effective and progressive.
“Physical and social distancing, with reduction of class number also make the learning easier for teachers. Because teachers will have time to attend all the students at a time” he said.
For his part, Agricultural teacher at Brimawa Upper Basic School Lamin K. Jammeh, spoke on the significance of schools reopening, urging government to help private teachers teaching at private schools without double shift salaries.
“The reopening of schools is something most of the students and teachers have anxiously been waiting. Most of the teachers from various private schools have not been receiving salaries for the past five months. At last they can take something home. The next worry is how will the government help teachers who are teaching in private schools, if they don’t receive double shift salaries. Nearly all the private schools are complaining that the money the government promised to give to private school is still no where to be found” he decried.