However, members of Liberia’s House of Representatives are questioning the wisdom of an indefinite closure of schools especially as this may negatively affect the students.

According to a report by Liberia’s Daily Observer newspaper, the legislators believe Liberian students are yet to recover fully from impact of 14 years of war on the educational sector and another lengthy closure is worrisome.

The lawmakers have subsequently summoned the Education Minister, Etmonia David Tarpeh, and Dr. Walter Gwenigale, the Health Minister, to discuss the conditions for reopening the schools.

The lawmakers hope that with wide consultations, they will find a solution to the education question, but they may be planning without recourse to parents who will surely prefer safe children, even if they are somewhat lacking in education, to exposure to Ebola.