Reopening Of Schools
The Federal Government on Wednesday has let the general public know that the state governments and the school administrators should commence preparations for the total reopening of schools nationwide.
Recall that schools in Nigeria were shut down on the 15th March as part of measures to prevent and fight against he spread of the coronavirus.
FG announced the resumption of graduating in August and students in SS3 stated classes effective August 4, to write 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE from August 17, 2020, through September 12, 2020.
The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task force on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu, Speaking on Thursday during a briefing at Abuja, said the task force recommends phased return of students to their various classrooms.
“For educational institutions which include daycare, primary, secondary and tertiary institutions. Educational institutions should begin the process of working towards potentially reopening within this phase.
“However, we strongly recommend that states conduct risk assessment to ensure all schools are at a level of compliance and create a monitoring mechanism to assess, create, and monitor this level of preparedness.
“Meanwhile, all daycares and educational institutions are to remain closed to in-classes until this level of risk is assessed. And if there will be opening of schools, it must be staged and preferably carried out in phases to ensure that this does not pose a risk to the general public and in particular to vulnerable groups that might end up getting infected by students going back home.”