Tuskegee students stuck in Liberia due to Ebola virus

Aug 7, 2014 by

Six students at Tuskegee University are stuck in Liberia as flights to and from the country have been temporarily suspended.

According to Kawana McGough, travel arrangements for the six students have been delayed because of the recent outbreak of the Ebola virus.

McGough says that the students are participating in a study abroad program in Monrovia, Liberia.

British Airways has temporarily suspended flights to and from Liberia and Sierra Leone until August 31.

McGough says that the university has been in communication with both the students and their families, and that the students are in good spirits and are not ill.

The study abroad program began on June 29, and was scheduled to end on Sunday, but now the matter of when the students will be able to leave Liberia is unknown.

Tuskegee University confirms that they are in contact with parties at the national and international level to help expedite their arrangements.

“University officials are awaiting additional information to be shared after a meeting with the study abroad program host, the U.S. Embassy and British Airways representatives tomorrow morning,” said Brian Johnson, President of Tuskegee University. “The safety of our students is of the utmost importance and Tuskegee University is making every effort to ensure their safe and speedy return.”

The university stated that they will make every effort to accommodate the students when they return for the Fall 2014 semester.

via WSFA.

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