This will allow measures to be taken to ensure that schools are a safe.

Teachers are to be trained to use thermometers to take the temperatures and chlorinated water in buckets is to be made available in all schools.

Sierra Leone has been badly affected by the Ebola outbreak which has killed more than 8,600 people in West Africa.

The World Health Organization's lasts Ebola report says cases are rapidly decreasing in Sierra Leone.

There were 117 new cases last week, compared to 184 the previous week and 248 the week before that.

Western areas are still reporting the most new transmissions, it said.

Meanwhile On Monday, schools in Guinea reopened after a five-month closure, where the outbreak began.

In Liberia, schools are expected to open in February.