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Governor Seyi Makinde Insists Schools Reopen On June 29

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Coronavirus: Oyo govt asks all civil servants, final year students to resume

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Oyo state government has asked all students to resume school. This is despite the warning by the federal government not to reopen schools in the state.

However, Oyo government stated that it will be going ahead with its plans. But with modification.

Its COVID-19 Task Force said it has modified the resumption date for primary six. Also, the date for the Junior Secondary School III and Senior Secondary School III students in the state

Reportedly the Oyo State Government has relaxed the coronavirus curfew in the state. In addition, it asked final year students in schools to resume on June 29.

All civil servants were not left out. They were also asked to resume duties.

The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba has warned the state government against its plan to reopen schools. He said that the state government was insensitive in its decision.

Taiwo Adisa, the chief press secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde explained it's modification plans to the public.

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Mr Adisa said the Task Force said the team had a two-and-a-half-hour meeting. The meeting reviewed the level of readiness for the planned resumption.

He also confirmed that the Commissioner for Education, Olasunkanmi Olaleye, and experts from the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) had been going round the schools. This is to determine compliance with the COVID-19 prevention protocols put in place by the schools.

The statement added that the team has since discovered that a space of one week was needed to enable the schools test-run the facilities. Moreso, the hand washing points and the security measures are being put in place.

Source: opera.com
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