- A professor has urged the FG to assess all schools before reopening
- According to her, this will help prevent against the spread of the coronavirus
- Going further, she added that schools must definitely resume
Sidikat Ijaiya, a professor of Educational Management, has urged the federal government to ensure that proper assessment of all schools was done before reopening the institutions.
She said this should be completed ahead resumption of students to schools.
According to her, this will go a long way in preventing the schools from becoming epicentres of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ijaiye, a former deputy vice-chancellor, Academics, University of Ilorin, gave the advice in an interview with newsmen in Ilorin on Wednesday, June 10.
Going further, she said in spite of the fear, something has to be done for schools to resume.
She explained that it would be of great significance to reopen the educational institutions.
“If you destroy education, you destroy humanity," she added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River says all the public schools in the state will resume on Tuesday, June 16.
This was disclosed in a statement made available to newsmen in Calabar by his special adviser on media and publicity, Christian Ita.
This as Governor Ayade unveiled the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) made at the state-owned garment factory and is being mass-produced.
The state government plans special protective measures for children and others as they resume for learning.
Governor Ayade said the protective gears, which include face shields and PPE overalls, will be distributed to schools free of charge for the use of students and medical personnel in the state.
He said the state government does not want children to continue to stay at home as doing so will foster moral decadence and laziness.
“I think it is wise for the kids to go back to school and I have seen this happen in China where kids are back to schools with their nosemasks and shields.
So you wear your nose mask and you wear your face shield when you get to school you drop the mask and wear only your shield to allow for more ventilation and more breathing,” Ayade explained.
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