Education groups in South Dakota say containing coronavirus a ‘nightmare’

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Representatives of South Dakota school boards, administrators and teachers told lawmakers on Wednesday that trying to manage coronavirus infections among students and staff has so far been a “nightmare.”

As the number of coronavirus infections in schools has grown, administrators have found themselves trying to balance keeping schools open, protecting students and staff and considering the legal liability they could face if they don’t do enough to prevent infections, said Wade Pogany, the director of the Associated School Boards of South Dakota.

Administrators have taken on the extra work of assisting contact tracing investigations from the Department of Health to keep track of which students could be exposed to someone with an infection. Pogany called an “overwhelming process” that has heaped stress on school staff trying to keep classrooms open.

“It’s just a nightmare,” he said.

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West African Economies Benefit From Graduation Of Two Groups Of Young Talents With Work-ready Digital Skills As Part Of SAP Skills For Africa

SAP Africa welcomed the graduation of 27 young professionals who recently completed their training as part of the SAP Young Professional Program, a digital skill build initiative under the umbrella of SAP Skills for Africa. The 27 graduates from Ghana and Nigeria, join another group of graduates from Nigeria who completed their training earlier this month.

According to Marita Mitschein, Senior Vice President Digital Skills Southern Europe, Middle East & Africa SAP and Managing Director at the SAP Training and Development Institute, this year’s graduates had to cope with a disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic which forced a change in the format of the program. “With countries across the continent in lockdown for much of this year, we had to adapt to a fully virtual delivery model. The new reality brought by the coronavirus has further highlighted the urgent need to accelerate digital skills development, especially as the world

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