Schools to go on recess in November
Schools across Sierra Leone will be having a recess on November 9 to see off the activities of elections come November 17, says Sierra Leone’s Chief Education Officer, Mohamed Sallieu Kamara in Freetown.
By this pronouncement he said schools will be reopened on November 26, 2012, adding that the two week recess is issued to make way for the anticipating political campaign summits. “Pupils and students of various institutions would not be able to cope with their studies in a stir up environment while political activities are hitting up,” he stated.
The Chief Education Officers furthered that a period of extending the recession has also been thought of in the event that the elections are stretched to a run-off.
In this development, Head Teacher of the Wellington Community School, James Pratt told this press that some schools have already re-arranged their calendar of activities to match the 2 week recess, especially in trying to fit the timetable for examinations. He said the recess is necessary as many parents would not be at peace having their children away at schools in the hit of campaigns.
By Boyzy Balogun
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