For reportedly violating the national government’s COVID-19 health protocols, the government of Liberia, through the Ministry of Education Margibi Chapter, has fined several schools the amount of L$350,000.
The schools believed to be involved in the breach of national health protocols include George V. Gibson Methodist High, Wenneh Town Public, Mission for Today and Bethel Community Schools respectively.
According to the Margibi County Education Officer, Stephen Toe, the government suspended all graduation programs, including school activities that contravene the COVID-19 protocols; something he said the schools allegedly violated.
The CEO further stressed that at least eight schools are mandated to pay the amount fined to the government’s revenue account.
Toe threatened that the national government will with immediate effect close down schools that fail to comply with paying the fine, adding that school administrations in that part of the country are under obligation to abide by the health protocols to curb further spread of the pandemic.