FG List of Guidelines for school resumption and learning activities
The Federal Government of Nigeria has advised schools and institutions of learning to put in place preventive measures against COVID-19 with List of guidelines for school resumption in Nigeria before announcing schools re-opening dates.
The Minister of Education, Mr Adamu Adamu, gave this guidelines and conditions for school resumption in Nigeria.
Recall that the meeting was organised by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to signify the commencement of admissions into tertiary institutions.
Adamu was represented by the Minister of State for Education, Mr Chukwwuemeka Nwajiuba.
He said it would be wise for all heads of institutions in the country not to wait until formal order to reopen schools was made, before putting necessary measures in place, in compliance with advisories of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Here are List of Guidelines for school resumption
1. 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.
2. The whole premises of each institution must be decontaminated and all efforts must be geared toward maintenance of the highest level of hygiene.
3. To Ensure social and physical distancing in class sizes and eating spaces.
He said the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 was working assiduously with facts and figures that reflected the realities of the country’s current situation.
The process, he explained, was to enable response to the challenge so that it could limit and manage the negative effect of the pandemic.
The minister also commended different institutions that responded promptly with different types of innovations, including the manufacturing of some of the facilities that were required to attend to the pandemic.
List of Innovations by Institutions
Some of the innovations, the minister noted, were the
1. production of ventilators
2. Production of body disinfectants
3. hand washing, liquid dispensers
4. body temperature gauges.
The minister also congratulate Nigeria students for manifestations of the abundance of talents in the country.
He also urged the heads of different institutions to showcase the various innovations for the ministry of education to honour the inventors for a job well done.
The meeting was attended by Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Director General of the National Youth Service Corps the Vice Chancellors, Rectors and Provosts of all tertiary institutions across the country and members of JAMB governing board who attended the meeting via Zoom network.