Federal Government Gives Conditions for Reopening Schools

The Federal Government has stated the conditions for the reopening of schools which may happen soon. Although a date for re-opening has not been disclosed, the Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba has announced the conditions in which the reopening of schools may become a reality.

The Minister spoke at the 2020 Policy Meeting on Admissions to Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria organized by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board.

He said, “All institutions must have hand-washing facilities; body temperature checks; body disinfectants at all entering points to their major facilities, including the gates, hostels, classes, offices, etc; the whole premises of each institution must be decontaminated; all efforts must be geared toward maintenance of the highest level of hygiene and institutions must ensure social and physical distancing in class sizes and meeting spaces.”

He also said “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.”

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