COVID-19: FG gives 6 conditions for reopening of schools, varsities

Posted by News Express | 16 June 2020 | 3,227 times

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•Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba

By CHIOMA UMEHA, Lagos

Responding to the clamour for the reopening of universities and others, the Federal Government has listed six conditions to be met by each school.

According to the Federal Government the six conditions are to protect pupils and students against Coronavirus.

It further asked all heads of schools to start putting measures in place to meet the terms.

Among other conditions, the government is demanding decontamination of all schools and new class sizes which will accommodate social and physical distancing.

Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, Minister of State for Education, announced the conditions in Abuja at the 2020 Policy Meeting on Admissions to Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(JAMB).

Nwajiuba said;“While we Iook forward to easing the Iockdown which will 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 (NCDC).

“All Institutions must have (1) Hand-washing facilities, (2) Body temperature checks (3) Body disinfectants at all entering points to their major facilities including the gates, hostels, classes, offices, etc. (4) The whole premises of each institution must be decontaminated and (5)

All efforts must be geared toward maintenance of the highest level of hygiene (6) Ensure Social] Physical Distancing in class sizes and meeting spaces.

“Let me seize this opportunity to commend institutions that responded promptly with different innovations, including the manufacturing of some of the facilities that are required to attend to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

“I am elated with the efforts that led to the production of Ventilator, Body Disinfectant, Hand Washing and Liquid Dispensers, Body Temperature Gauges, and many more. These are manifestations of the abundance of talents in the country and the result of research.” (Daily Independent)


Source: News Express

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