The Federal Government has issued guidelines ahead of the planned resumption of schools in the country.The guidelines, which failed to disclose the date of school resumption, was signed by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu and Minister of State (Education), Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba. It was developed in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Environment, Federal Ministry of Health and health safety experts in the countryThe guidelines outlined actions, measures and requirements needed for the safe reopening of schools after the coronavirus pandemic.The guidelines released today, July 13, requires that students should be aided to maintain social distancing and stay at least 2 meters apart.The guidelines dealt extensively on plans for school reopening and operations, including attendance, social distancing, hygiene, cleaning, and non-pharmaceutical interventions for safe and healthy school activities and programmes.Mallam Adamu explained that the need to develop the guidelines became imperative, “given that COVID – 19 may be with us for a while.”On social distancing in shools, the document reads, “However, there are exceptions where the two-meter rule cannot be reasonably applied and other risk mitigation strategies may be adopted. Examples include early years, younger primary school children, and those with additional needs.”In these circumstances, risk assessments must be undertaken with the best interests of the learners, teachers, and other education personnel in mind. The scenarios require organizing learners and children into small groups with consistent membership and compliance with the risk mitigation strategies. The membership of these groups should not change unless the NCDC public health guideline suggests otherwise.”With the release of the guidelines, the government would conduct a rapid assessment and determine funding requirement for upgrading infrastructure and facilities such as classrooms.
Ogun Institute Students Protest Over Colleague’s Death After He Was Allegedly Rejected By School Clinic
Students of Ogun State Institute of Technology (OGITECH), Igbesa have staged a protest over the death of their colleague, Malik Omoty. According to the angry students, Malik, an ND I Computer Engineering student, was hit by a commercial motorcycle on his way to write an examination and was rushed to the school clinic. The students […]
An external invigilator at Institute of Management Technology, Enugu has been called out on twitter after a video of her emerged online. In the video, the external invigilator who is a lady was removing an identification card belonging to a female student from the students neck as she seized it. She was also seen embarrassing and […]
The Federal Government has called on the World Bank to assist Nigeria in reducing the number of out-of-school children from 10 to 5 million by the year 2023. The government said the reduction was in line with the goal of the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu (retd), in ensuring that Nigerian children have […]