Tuesday, 16 June 2020

FG Outlines Conditions for Reopening Schools



The Federal Government has given conditions for the reopening of schools and tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, announced this at the 2020 Policy Meeting on Admissions to Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board in Abuja on Tuesday.

Nwajiuba outlined that, “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 and Physical Distancing in class sizes and meeting spaces.”

The minister, however, warned them against reopening schools without the Federal Government’s authorisation but further advised school administrators to start putting in place the necessary need protocols.
“While we look forward to easing the lockdown 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,” he added.


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