The Federal Government of Nigeria,has listed out six conditions that must be met before it will allow schools to re-open for academic activities.
This was made known through the Country’s ministry of Education,which had on March 19 ordered the closure of all tertiary institutions, secondary and primary schools nationwide After the outbreak of the menacing COVID-19 Healthforbes Media reporting.
However,the Ministry has said in order for schools to resume academic activities, the school authorities must meet certain conditions listed by the ministry. These conditions were Announced in Abuja by the
The State minister For Health,Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba.
He said “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 against reopening of schools without the Federal Government’s authorisation. “While we look forward to easing the Iockdown 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,”.
By Dung Donald Malou