Find a list of your saved stories here

Haitian schools reopen after months of unrest

Save Story

Save stories to read later

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Protected by police patrols, thousands of Haitian children have begun to return to school after classes halted during months of violent unrest.

Some schools were about a quarter full on Monday in response to the Education Ministry’s call last week to reopen public and private schools. Others had only a handful of students or didn’t open at all.

Like virtually all government offices and private businesses, Haitian schools closed during more than two months of protests aimed at pressuring President Jovenel Moise to leave office.

High school senior Yollande Chery arrived at her school to find only four other students and one teacher.

She said, “It hurts knowing that in other countries schools are in session.” And she added, “Staying home is not what I want to do.”

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Most recent World stories

Related topics

The Associated Press


    Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the Trending 5.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast