COVID-19: FG Releases Fresh Conditions For Schools Reopening

With a vaccine for the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) yet to be found, the Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government has listed fresh conditions for the reopening of schools in the country.

Naija News reports that the new guidelines were contained in a document submitted to the Senate by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu.

Adamu said the guidelines also highlight the urgent need to maintain and improve upon distance learning programmes.

The Minister disclosed that the new conditions were arrived at, after consultation with health, environmental, education, and school safety experts who were tasked with the responsibility of charting a pathway for the safe reopening of schools and learning facilities.

Adamu noted that part of the condition include schools creating immediate temporary COVID-19 isolation space before they can be considered to reopen.

He said institutions of learning are also mandated to “ensure the establishment of a School COVID-19 Referral System including protocols and procedures to take if learners, teachers, administrators and other education personnel become unwell while in schools.”

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