COVID 19: Some states set to resume school in Nigeria

Nigeria with a total number of 44, 129 COVID 19 confirmed cases and 20, 663 recoveries, there has been a constant rescheduling of school resumption. Despite this increase in confirmed cases in Nigeria, some schools are set to resume classes.

Secondary schools in Delta State has resumed academic activities on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. This is coming after four months of compulsory holiday.

Dr Ochuko Ushure, the zonal Coordinator of the Institute of Continuing Education in a press statement reveals plans on school resumption.

“We have buckets, water, soap, and hand sanitizers at various locations on the school premises for the students to wash their hands.

Dr Ochuko Ushure

“We also ensure that they maintain social distancing, before resumption, we ensure that the classrooms are clean with soap and water.

Dr Ochuko Ushure

“We also ensure that the students wear their face mask always directly from the school gate”.

Dr Ochuko Ushure

In Ondo state, the Chairman, Ondo State Inter-ministerial Committee on Coronavirus, Prof. Adesegun Fatusi, has issued warning to school ahead of resumption.

According to Fatusi, any school found flouting the COVID-19 precautionary measures during the period of temporary re-opening will be closed down.

“No school official, staff, student or any other person without a facemask should be allowed into the school compound, while masks must be worn properly and throughout all school activities.”

Prof. Adesegun Fatusi

In a statement released on Tuesday by Commissioner for Education in the state, Prof. Kaniye Ebeku stated that schools will resume in August.

“Accordingly, all affected teachers and candidates in both public and private schools are hereby directed to return to school with effect from Wednesday, August 5, 2020.

Prof Kaniye Ebeku

“All responsible officers should please ensure the observance of extant COVID-19 Protocols in their schools,”

Prof Kaniye Ebeku

The Commissioner for Basic Education in Anambra state, Professor Kate Omenugha said boarders are to return on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, while classes will resume for boarders and day students on Wednesday, August 5.

“All schools should have only one point of entrance into the school for proper monitoring and health checks while all students’ temperature must be checked with infrared thermometer on a daily basis before they are allowed entry into the school.”

Prof Kate Omenugha

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