Maranatha Academy refutes possible outbreak rumor


Private education service provider-Maranatha Academy has refuted reports that some students at the school are sick described the reports as a move by some anonymous people trying to damage the school’s image.

A statement released by Maranatha which has been signed by the Head Teacher Aaron Banda has indicated that the information was shared by some unknown people in a Facebook post.

“On 25th January, 2023, some unknown people started circulation false information about students of Maranatha Girls Academy. In a Facebook post by Sheilla Favoured Banda, it is alleged that about ten students at Maranatha Girls Academy are opening bowels and vomiting. The Facebook post also appealed to parents to go and visit their wards at Maranatha Girls Academy in Machinjiri.” reads part of the statement.

Banda has however refuted the reports saying since schools opened on 17th January, 2023, the Academy has not registered any case of bowel opening or vomiting.

He has since advised parents and guardians to disregard the false information circulating in various social media platforms.

Banda added that the school instituted a Task Force on Cholera Outbreak to strictly monitor and implement all cholera preventive measures at the school.

The school has therefore offered a K500, 000.00 fee to anyone who might help in tracking those behind the publication of the alleged false information.

Source; MIJ Online

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