Director’s message 86

International School of Ouagadougou Community,

October 4, 2022


Tomorrow, October 5th, the International School of Ouagadougou will continue with Virtual School Learning. As mentioned on Sunday, I have asked our Principals in Lower School and Upper School to work with their team to provide up to a week’s worth of online lessons.

In the last hour or so, we have received multiple reports of up to 7 large gatherings of groups of people. These gatherings are presently peaceful and are occurring downtown, at the airport, and also in Ouaga 2000. Although the gatherings are peaceful, road closures are firmly in place and would make the school inaccessible from any of these three directions. This would be especially true for the members of our community who do not live near the school, and who would need to transgress any of the three areas mentioned.

As we complete our second virtual learning day, we need to gear up for another, as classes will be suspended “physically” on campus tomorrow. Once again this will allow both students and parents to use our various virtual learning platforms that we first deployed during the 2020 Coronavirus Health Crisis. We will have a third day tomorrow to continue to “learn how to learn”, using our distance learning protocols.

We will continue to monitor the situation so that we can make an informed decision of when it is safe and appropriate for our entire community to return to our school campus. Our hope, as always, is “that we don’t use the entire weeks’ worth of planning” that I requested our Principals and Teachers to spearhead over the weekend.

For everybody’s security we must avoid any significant traffic delays in accessing the school campus caused by ongoing political gatherings.

Thank you again for your understanding and cooperation, and if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please let me, or the rest of our Administrative Team, know.