Schools In Sierra Leone Reopen After Closure Because Of Ebola

April 14, 2015 2:52 PM

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Schools In Sierra Leone Reopen After Closure Because Of Ebola

FREETOWN (Reuters) - Schools in Sierra Leone reopened on Tuesday after closing for nine months due to an Ebola epidemic that killed 3,800 people, but teachers and aid workers said attendance was low due to lingering fears of the disease.

The authorities have waived fees at state schools and hope 1.8 million children will return to catch up on a lost academic year in the impoverished country of 6 million.

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