The State Commissioner for Education, Professor Kaniye Ebeku, speaking during a meeting with Vice Chancellors of state-owned universities and Heads of polytechnics and colleges listed conditions for reopening.
Professor Ebeku briefing the school administrators said;
“You know that schools are to reopen with effect from Monday the October 5th. However, there are conditions you must comply with to ensure that not only that we have reopened, but that we can remain opened.”
He said all schools billed to reopen on the 5th of October must ensure the installation and availability of handwashing facilities around the campus and all persons entering the school environment must be subjected to temperature checks.
The education commissioner emphasized that schools must ensure that there is only one entry point into the campus and must also enforce and adhere to physical and social distancing.
He noted that schools must provide a temporary holding centre for people who show symptoms of Covid-19, directing that where practicable schools should adopt blended learning approach in instructing students.
Speaking further Prof. Ebeku advocated for thorough sensitization of students and tutors on the need to adhere to all Covid-19 protocols.
“You need to consider holding classes in two or more sessions to reduce crowd. You need to ban social and sporting activities on campus. Overall, avoid crowding and overcrowding on the campus.”
He also charged the schools heads with the duty to ensure that there are no cases of spike or infection in their various institutions of learning, urging them to enact a rule to sanction any staff or student who flouts the Covid-19 protocols.
“Schools must consider allowing on few students on campus at a time and all schools must ensure physical and social distancing at all times. Make-up classes can be scheduled on Saturday, although it is not compulsory,” he said.