Nigeria gives conditions for reopening of school and higher institutions

The Minister Of Education In Nigeria Adamu Adamu.

The federal government has directed all institutions to decontaminate and ensure the highest level of hygiene.

The current update of COVID-19 statistics in Nigeria by NCDC

Every home in Nigeria can’t wait to see their wards go back to classroom as the federal government relaxes the lockdown that lasted close to 90 days. As the educational institutions gears up to reopen, the federal government has outlined the criteria to be met by every school before reopening. FG have encouraged the schools to make provisions of preventive measures that would keep students safe from COVID-19 before reopening.

The minister of state for education, Emeka Nwajiuba made this known at the 2020 policy meeting on admission to tertiary institutions on Tuesday in Abuja as he was the one that represented the minister of education Adamu Adamu. The meeting was organized by Joint Admission and Matriculation Board.

The minister further expressed that the management of schools and higher institutions does not have to wait for the federal government order before they make the necessary arrangements to prevent COVID-19 in compliance with the lay down rules of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)

These are the listed conditions for the reopening of schools and higher institutions:

Schools and higher institutions should ensure that they have hand sanitizer at the entrance of every classroom, there should be hand washing facilities within the school promises, body temperature check must be conducted before every student or pupils enters the classroom, body disinfectants must be available at all major facilities in the school compound like the gate, hostels, classes and officers

In all the schools and higher institutions the management must ensure that the compound is decontaminated and every effort must be channelled towards maintaining higher level of hygiene.

Schools must make sure that every student practice that practice social distance both in class and canteen to further avoid further spread of the virus.

He also assured every one that the (PTF) Presidential Task Force on COVID 19 works tirelessly to present the actual facts and figures which reflects the true situation of the country’s current position on the pandemic.

The minister was happy and thanked the institutions that has complied and responded swiftly with different ideas which includes providing some of the facilities which are required to tackle the virus.

The honorable minister said the ideas includes: The production of body disinfectants, ventilators, hand washing soaps, sanitizer, liquid dispensers and body temperature gauge. These items and products shows the abundance of blessed talents that the country possesses.

These meeting was held in Abuja at the Head Quarter of JAMB and those in attendance are; The Permanent secretary, Federal ministry of education, Director general of the National Youth service corps and JAMB staff.

Rectors, Vice chancellor, and provosts of all the higher institutions across the country, members of JAMB governing body were not left out in the meeting as it was conducted via Zoom network.

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