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.
Final year secondary school students in Nigeria won’t participate in the forthcoming West African Examination Council(WAEC) examinations, the Federal Government has declared. The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, who disclosed this to State House Correspondents on Wednesday after the week’s virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, also said there is no date for school […]
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities have shutdown Lagos State University, (LASU). It was gathered that the VC, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagboun and students were denied entrance into the university premises. The LASU SSANU Chairman, Comrade Oseni Saheed told The Nation […]
Meet Nigerian teenager, Ikechukwu Nwachukwu Dikko who won the Presidential Award For Elite Scholarship In America And The Connecticut Seal Of Biliteracy
A student of Notre Dame in Connecticut, he won The Presidential Award For Elite Scholarship in America and the Connecticut Seal of Biliteracy. He can speak 10 different languages which are Igbo, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Russian, Dutch, and German. President Donald Trump in his personal letter to Ikechukwu, described him as a […]