Low turnout in schools over mon­key pox scare

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Emma Elekwa, Awka

Pri­mary and sec­ondary schools in Anam­bra State yes­ter­day recorded low at­ten­dance fol­low­ing the mon­key pox dis­ease scare that caused panic after the com­mence­ment of a mil­i­tary med­i­cal out­reach by the Nige­rian Arny.

Our cor­re­spon­dent who mon­i­tored the devel­op­ment across the cap­i­tal city of Awka ob­served that while some pri­vate schools did not open for classes, those that did wit­nessed poor at­ten­dance as most of the par­ents de­cided to keep their wards at home.

Even with the as­sur­ances by the govern­ment that there was no cause for alarm, most schools re­mained un­der lock and key.

A par­ent, Mrs Theresa Nwuneke, said she de­cided to keep her chil­dren at home after her ex­pe­ri­ence the pre­vi­ous day where she was torn be­tween rush­ing to Ig­we­buike Sec­ondary School where her first son was school­ing and Amam­ife Pri­mary School where she had two younger chil­dren.”

A pupil, Praise Ekene, won­dered how he would miss his test sim­ply be­cause of the fake ru­mor.

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