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1/15/2021

FG Places Embargo On School Visiting Days, Assemblies

 



Federal Government Has Prohibited, Overcrowding Of Hostels, Classrooms, Conducting Of  Assemblies, Visiting Days, Ahead Of January 18 Resumption.



The Ministry of Education has announced via a Communique by its director of press Ben Goong the ban on certain activities in schools. 


Following a meeting of stakeholders on Thursday, the ministry revealed that it has taken measures to curb further  spread of #Covid_19, Stressing that all schools must as a matter of urgency embrace non-pharmaceutical measures while providing Isolation units and means of  transportation if there be an outbreak or case of Coronavirus infection reported. 


The Federal Government beseeched schools to adhere to all instructions given  by PTF on #Covid_19 and further stated that the directive will be subject to review as the days go by.

“After extensive consultations with relevant stakeholders including state governors, commissioners of education, proprietors and heads of institutions, staff unions and students, the consensus opinion is that the resumption date of 18th January should remain,” the federal ministry wrote.


“Parents and respective institutions must ensure full compliance with COVID-19 protocols. It includes the compulsory wearing of face masks by all students, teachers and workers in all schools.


“Temperature checks and handwashing facilities at strategic locations in all schools. Ensuring constant water supply and sanitizers.


 

“Enforcement of maintenance of social distancing and suspension of large gatherings such as assembly and visiting days.


“Avoiding overcrowding, including limitations in class sizes and hostel occupancy. Availability of functional health clinics with facilities for isolation and transportation of suspected cases to medical facilities.”


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