FG urges state governments to prepare for full school reopening

The Federal Government has advised state governments school administrators to begin preparation for full reopening of schools in the country.

National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu. [NAN]

However, four months after, the government approved the partial reopening of schools in August for students in exit class.

But during a briefing o Thursday, September 3, 2020, the National Coordinator of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu said the task force has recommended phased return of students.

Speaking at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, Aliyu said, “For educational institutions which include daycare, primary, secondary and tertiary institutions. Educational institutions should begin the process of working towards potentially reopening within this phase.

“However, we strongly recommend that states conduct a risk assessment to ensure all schools are at a level of compliance and create a monitoring mechanism to assess, create, and monitor this level of preparedness.

“Meanwhile, all daycares and educational institutions are to remain closed to in-classes until this level of risk is assessed. And if there will be opening of schools, it must be staged and preferably carried out in phases to ensure that this does not pose a risk to the general public and in particular to vulnerable groups that might end up getting infected by students going back home.”

Recall that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State recently directed all tertiary institutions under the control of the state government to reopen on Monday, September 14, 2020.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

2023: There's plot to force Peter Obi out of the race - Okupe

2023: There's plot to force Peter Obi out of the race - Okupe

Osinbajo visits Imo, says “there’s a lot to be done

Osinbajo visits Imo, says “there’s a lot to be done”

2023: Again, PDP NWC adjusts dates for primaries

2023: Again, PDP NWC adjusts dates for primaries

2023: I know poverty, I eat garri daily - Amaechi tells Niger delegates

2023: I know poverty, I eat garri daily - Amaechi tells Niger delegates

NRC suspends resumption of Abuja-Kaduna train service indefinitely

NRC suspends resumption of Abuja-Kaduna train service indefinitely

Akpata slams Wike over accusations against NBA

Akpata slams Wike over accusations against NBA

My presidential ambition is to change lives of Nigerians - Lawan

My presidential ambition is to change lives of Nigerians - Lawan

Medical Association confers award on Ngige

Medical Association confers award on Ngige

Buhari joins prayers for late UAE President

Buhari joins prayers for late UAE President