Schools: Teacher infections are on the rise

They were notified in Rabat, Marrakech, Taourirt

Only a week after the start of the school year, several cases of Covid-19 infection were declared among teachers in several cities in Morocco. After the discovery of people who tested positive, the Lycée Descartes in Rabat decided to close its doors and adopt distance education from Monday, September 14. “On the recommendations of the Moroccan authorities and having regard to the presence of people tested positive for Covid-19 within the establishment, the Lycée Descartes will place all students in remote mode from Monday, September 14, 2020 for a period of 14 days. From Monday September 14th, each head teacher will contact the class for which he is responsible in order to support the students in the organization of this teaching method ”, announced on Sunday September 13th Najat Delpeyrat, the principal of the establishment in a letter addressed to the parents of the pupils.

Note that an exceptional educational council met this Monday morning to organize this distance education. Let us recall in this respect that after a first recorded case, namely a teacher, other members of the staff were declared positive. However, it is not known how many people have been infected. In Marrakech, a private establishment notified two cases of infection. The management of the establishment “Elaraki” said on Monday “that an Arabic language teacher at the Ennakhil Campus, and her husband, an educational accompanist at the college within the Issil Campus, have tested positive for Covid- 19.

Our two employees are currently in confinement at home and their state of health is reassuring. The teacher concerned will continue to provide her lessons at a distance and will only return after a period of 14 days and authorization from the health authorities, ”the note specifies. In addition, the provincial directorate of national education in Taourirt announced on Monday the closure of two primary schools after two teachers tested positive for Covid-19.

In a press release, the provincial leadership specifies that it is the Tarik Jerada school in El Aïoun Sidi Mellouk, as well as the Iderdar school group.

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