COVID-19: FG Lists Conditions For School Reopening
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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