Federal Ministry of Education announced the conditions that must be fulfilled before it will allow schools to reopen across the country, subsequent to ease of lockdown phase that is being implemented due to the deadly Coronavirus Disease.
The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, highlighted the conditions, as approved by the Federal Government in Abuja on Tuesday 16th, June 2020.
LagosspyNG recalls that, Schools were hurriedly shutdown in the country in March due to the widespread of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.
The closure of all school was announced with a deadline that was slated for March 25, 2020 during a national broadcast by the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19, in conjunction with the Federal Ministry of Education.
While briefing newsmen today, Tuesday 16, June 2020, in Abuja, Nwajiuba listed the conditions to be met by schools to qualify for reopening are as follows;
- Hand washing facilities
- Conducting 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
- Ensure Social/Physical Distancing in class sizes and meeting spaces.
The Minister reiterated that no school is allowed to open, without the authorization of the Federal Government, and must be in compliant to the aforementioned conditions.
He said: “While we look forward to easing the lockdown, which will ultimately lead to reopening 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.”