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COVID-19: FG Lists Conditions For School Reopening

Omorakablog 06/24/2020

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The Federal Government of Nigeria through the Ministry of Education has listed conditions to be put in place before schools are reopened as the country battles COVID-19.

This was contained in the Guidelines for schools and learning facilities reopening after COVID-19 pandemic closure, submitted on Tuesday to the National Assembly for consideration.

Top on the list is that schools must have isolation centre within the school premises and a fully equipped medical facility including a referral protocol, perhaps to transfer cases in case a teacher or student become unwell.

In addition, States willing to reopen schools must hold adequate consultation with the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and the parents or guardians.

The Federal Government also recommends that school authority must build additional structures and employ more teachers to ensure that they are enough as students would abide by the physical distancing rules or two-meter spacing in classrooms.

Measures are to be put in place for prompt payment of salaries to teachers and other workers in the school.

According to Punch Newspaper, Proprietors of schools are also required to provide soaps, sanitizers, and ensure a constant supply of clean water and learning environment.

View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Almajiri school in Sokoto State. Credit: VanguardNGR

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Top Comments
GUEST_o7BprGjAd · 06/24/2020
l know you were just making noise on the reopening of schools, what you gave as guildlines are difficult to embark on, you just want to tell us indirectly that no school resumption yet,if not till next year. When are schools going to build and fully equip isolation centers? When and how is recruitment of teachers going to work , Hmmmm. Building new class room blocks for social distancing,HOW, WHEN? What of private institutions? WHY ARE YOU PEOPLE THIS CONFUSED. PLEASE AND PLEASE REOPEN SCHOOLS and LET OUR CHILDREN and TEACHERS GO BACK TO SCHOOL.NO TIME IS LEFT AND LET'S STOP CONFUSING and DECEIVING OURSELVES.
Infomentum · 06/25/2020
This system is not going to work, considering building more buildings especially for private schools. Pls let's school reopen using the preventive measures in place

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