Western schools will not open unless we listen, says Tozaka

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 BY BEN BILUA
Gizo

PRINCIPAL Education Officer of Western Province says schools will not open as people continue to breach covid-19 protocols resulting in the province’s surging number of cases.

Freedom Tozaka said the confidence to reopen schools is slim in Western Province as covid-19 cases continue to increase.

“Our schools will not start as we expected as most people ignore COVID-19 safety protocols

“People are not listening to advises given out by authorities.

“Worst still few individuals willingly disobey rules and regulations put forward by responsible authorities. If we continue to ignore the rules and regulations to some extent that we are not respecting the right of our children to learn,” he said.

Tozaka said Western Education Authority wants to see collaborative and collective efforts from parents, communities and elders to contain this virus.

He said action of many individuals within the province are not helping children to go back to school.

Tozaka reiterated that reopening of schools depends on the level of seriousness of from parents’, community and the general public in containing the virus.

“Unless the level of cases are decreased to certain degree, then we will going to authorise face to face mode of learning with prior approval from the Ministry,” he said.


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