Since the inception of the corona virus pandemic (covid 19), the educational system have been on total lockdown since March 23 2020. The Federal government have been working round the clock to get children back to school.
Ahead of the reopening of educational institutions, the Federal Government (FG) has outlined conditions to be met by each of the schools. They have advised the schools to put in place preventive measures against COVID-19 before announcing reopening dates.
This was disclosed by the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, who represented the Minister for Education, Adamu Adamu, at the 2020 policy meeting on Admissions to Tertiary Institutions in Abuja, which was organized by Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB). He also gave a list of guardians, to all stakeholders.
With some of the rules as follows.
All institutions of learning must have hand washing facilities, body temperature checks, body disinfectants at all entering points to their major facilities including the gates, hostels, classes and offices.The whole premises of each institution must be decontaminated and all efforts must be geared toward maintenance of the highest level of hygiene. Ensure social and physical distancing in class sizes and eating spaces, the minister said.
The federal government has given school proprietors across the country up to July 29 to meet specific guidelines set towards the reopening of schools.
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