Juba Parents’ School boost students’ protection against COVID-19

Pupils of Juba parents Nursery and primary School in South Sudan, Photo/Lona Tabu/TRC

A private school known as Juba Parent Nursery and Primary has introduced new policy of giving out 1500 pieces of face masks to its learners every day.

The use of face masks is one of the critical compulsory action school’s administration has put in place for the safety of pupils in classrooms during the pandemic.

Juba Parents’ School is a day care private institution hosting at least 1,000 learners, both in nursery and primary classes. They all wear face masks the school provides upon their arrival every morning.

The school headteacher says pupils have been directed to regular handwashing at the two containers stationed around the school compound.

Juba parent school is a Nursery and Primary School located in Juba three Yei Road, offers a well-blended local and international curriculum.

Conducting an interview on Wednesday with School headteacher Christian Kisitu says the school’s challenges are the high cost of face masks.

He urged the national health ministry and international partners to support the children by providing masks to reduce the charges.

“The school is taking care of the children there is the provision of the mask to all the children daily, hand sanitizers, children, are sanitizing from the school gate.

Jackeline Kereke, a primary two student in that school. She says the move is welcome that help the parents economically and ensure safety of their children is grantee. Kereke also advises the parents to implement covid-19 preventive measures at home.

“The children are given good care, and the school also provides them with bottles for drinking water.”

The National minister of general education and Instruction, Hon. Awut Deng Achuil directed learning institutions to implement health measures as the state continued to monitor the school’s operation closely.

South Sudan announced the reopening of higher education, secondary and primary schools’ country-wide in the national capital Juba in March this year. 

On Thursday country recorded fifteen new COVID-19 despite the ongoing vaccination campaign.


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