FG lists conditions for reopening schools
FG lists conditions for reopening schools amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in the country which has led to the shutdown of schools in Nigeria
9jatalkative reports that the Federal Government has given conditions for the reopening of schools and tertiary institutions in Nigeria amid coronavirus crisis
The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, announced the conditions in Abuja on Tuesday, 16 June, 2020
He spoke at the 2020 Policy Meeting on Admissions to Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board.
As the lists conditions for reopening schools, stating that all schools must have;
- Hand-washing facilities
- Body temperature checks
- Body disinfectants at all entering points to their major facilities including the gates, hostels, classes, offices, etc.
- The whole premises of each institution must be decontaminated and
- All efforts must be geared toward maintenance of the highest level of hygiene
- Ensure Social and Physical Distancing in class sizes and meeting spaces.”
In a copy of the minister’s speech which was obtained by 9jatalkative’s correspondent, he commended the higher institutions for responding promptly with different innovations
This is including the manufacturing of some of the facilities that were required to attend to the coronavirus Pandemic in the country
The minister, however, warned them against reopening schools without the Federal Government’s authorisation.
“While we Iook forward to easing the Iockdown which win ultimately lead to re-opening of our campuses”
I urge all the Heads of Institutions not to wait till the announcement on reopening before putting in place all necessary measures in compliance with the protocols and advisories of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control,”
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