- As primary/secondary schools in Oyo state set to reopen, the government has listed must-follow guidelines
- The guidelines include observing social distancing, mandatory use of facemasks, etc
- The state government also revealed the measures it has put in place to ensure prompt reporting of anyone with Covid-19 symptoms
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Lockdown cannot continue forever and education as an important aspect of life cannot be ignored for too long, these were the words of the Oyo state government as it plans to reopen schools on Monday, July 6.
As the planned resumption date draws nearer, the state's commissioner for education, Olasunkanmi Olaleye, has announced guidelines schools have to follow, The Nation reports.
Legit.ng highlights the guidelines for primary and secondary schools below:
1. Strict enforcement of social distancing among teachers and students
2. Students are to go to school with their face masks
3. Compulsory hand-washing points at the school entrances and at the entrance of each classroom
4. Provision of alcohol-based sanitiser for the use of students and teachers
On the part of the state government, Olaleye said various training had been given to categories of school heads, principals and teachers on how to monitor and report to the appropriate authority any sign of illness related to COVID-19.
The commissioner said the state government has also set up Emergency Operation Centres (EOCs) in the state capital and at zonal levels.
Also, Incident Managers have been appointed for each school who would report any emergency directly to the EOCs.
In addition, each class will have a Warder whose main duty is to relate with the incident managers on his or her observations.
Meanwhile, the Oyo state government has announced that another member of its State Executive Council has tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus disease.
Governor Seyi Makinde confirmed the sad incident in a tweet of his daily COVID-19 update to residents of the state in the early hours of Saturday, June 27.
According to him, the test of the cabinet member, which was one of two initially inconclusive samples, returned positive on Friday, June 26.
Oyo state is among the top 10 states with highest Covid-19 cases in the country, according to the data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Latest data from the disease control agency indicates that Oyo state has 1,380 confirmed Covid-19 cases out of which 672 are active while 696 have been discharged. The state has so far recorded 12 Covid-19 deaths.
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