Nigeria’s north central Plateau State government on Tuesday said it has partnered parents to provide facemasks for students and pupils, as schools reopens for exit classes and subsequently for other categories of students.
The State Commissioner for Secondary Education, Mrs. Elizabeth Wapmuk, stated, while interacting with our correspondent, saying that government has made it compulsory for every student to have their masks and also adhere to all other safety measures before being allowed to attended classes.
Wapmuk said to ensure reopening hitch free hygiene safety school resumption, government has also organised training on hygiene measures for all school proprietors and head teachers in the State.
She said if all safety measures are adhered to, to keep the virus away from the school children, other classes will resume and normal school section will commence.
“Every school must be fumigated, decontaminated before students can be allow to come in. Training is currently on going to help teachers observe the COVID-19 symptoms among students.
“We also have the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), representatives in every LGA to help carry out this function.
“It is most likely there will be no stoppage of schools anymore because after the exist class exams, other classes will follow and normal school section will resume, but this will be determined on how best we are able to handle the situation”, she said.
Wapmuk however did not promise that government will assist school owner to provide thermometers for testing, but insist that all schools must have it before resumption.