The Federal Government has agreed on school reopening and has issued guidelines for schools reopening amidst covid-19 pandemic.
This came few weeks after FG had approved graduating students to reopen for the sake of their final examinations.
The Federal Government has now issued a new guidelines for the safe reopening of schools at all levels.
The Chairman Presidential Task Force on Covid-19, Boss Mustapha announced that the new guidelines must be implemented by all stake holders concerned.
Part of the 52 pages document of the guidelines for reopening of schools includes that teachers and students must be divided into small groups to attenuates ways of contacts and maintain distance of at least 2 miters away from one another.
Guidelines for Schools Reopening
According to the PTF on Covid-19 chairman, “the PTF has followed with keen interest, the composition around the resumption of schools.
We recognized that our children are precious, and we will not do anything to compromise their safety.
The Presidential Task Force has accessed the circumstances and has put in place the necessary guidelines to be followed while the managers of the sector has the responsibility of drawing up the protocols and determining the dates.
We urge Nigerians to follow closely the critical steps being taken by the Federal Ministry of Education, in conjunction with other stakeholders.
Further to this, the Federal Ministry of Education has released guidelines for schools and learning facilities reopening after Covid-19 pandemic closure.
The guideline clearly spell out major things to consider before schools and learning facilities shall reopen.” Boss Mustapha said.
Federal Government Guidelines for Schools Reopening
According to the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19, before schools and learning facilities reopen, they must all comply to the following guidelines for schools reopening
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, classrooms, toilets 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.
All activities that requires body contacts should be suspended.
The PTF chairman also warned worship centers, states which will hold elections and all public gathering to be cautious of covid-19 pandemic and continue to adhere to NCDC covid-19 guidelines.
He urged all schools who has met with the guidelines for schools reopening to reopen for academic purposes.