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COVID-19: Akbar pleads for all teachers to act as gatekeepers for their communities

COVID-19: Akbar pleads for all teachers to act as gatekeepers for their communities

By Vijay Narayan
Thursday 26/03/2020
Education Minister Rosy Akbar

Education Minister, Rosy Akbar is strongly pleading with all teachers to act as gatekeepers of their communities and help share information on the preventative actions our children and members of the community can undertake at this point in time.

Akbar has told teachers not to limit their teachings to the classrooms, it is time for them to reach beyond the traditional boundaries and ensure that our homes, society and country are well aware of the implications of COVID-19.

The Minister for Education says they cannot conduct face to face awareness programmes, strictly no gatherings and instead can make use of other means such as electronic platforms to disseminate information that can help save a life.

The Ministry has emailed an information package titled “COVID-19 Information for Communities - Protecting Yourself and Your Family” to individual teacher email addresses to bring about more awareness without compromising their health and safety.

Teachers that have viber groups, social networking chat groups with the parents, are encouraged to use it to create awareness and help rigorously impart the message.

She says we all need to act responsibility and ensure that our nation remains safe.

Akbar calls out to all teachers, reminding them of their civic duty.

She says the nation relies on teachers to take the lead role disseminating preventative information on COVID-19.

Parents please keep your children engaged in activities and restrict outside movements.

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