The Federal government has rolled out some measures to be taken for the reopening of schools and tertiary institutions across the country.
The Minister for state for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, announced the conditions while speaking at the 2020 Policy Meeting on Admissions to Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria in Abuja on Tuesday.
Nwajiuba said, “All Institutions must have (1) Hand-washing facilities, (2) Body temperature checks (3) Body disinfectants at all entering points to their major facilities including the gates, hostels, classes, offices, etc. (4) The whole premises of each institution must be decontaminated and (5) All efforts must be geared toward maintenance of the highest level of hygiene (6) Ensure Social and Physical Distancing in class sizes and meeting spaces.”
He however urged the institutions to await the directive on reopening by the Federal government before going ahead to do so.
“While we Iook forward to easing the Iockdown which win ultimately lead to re-opening of our campuses, I urge all the Heads of Institutions not to wait till the announcement on reopening before putting in place all necessary measures in compliance with the protocols and advisories of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control,” he added.
The Minister also hailed tertiary institutions across the country for responding promptly with different innovations, including the manufacturing of some of the facilities that were required to attend to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
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