- The federal government has said the resumption of schools by graduating students is still a cause for concern
- Boss Mustapha, the chairman of the presidential task force on COVID-19 made the disclosure
- Mustapha urged all schools to adhere to the appropriate COVID-19 protocols put in place
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The federal government has said the resumption of classes by graduating students in primary and secondary schools is a cause for concern because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Boss Mustapha, the chairman of the presidential task force on COVID-19 on Monday, August 3, said there are risks of COVID-19 transmission in schools if appropriate protocols are not put in place and adhered to, Daily Trust reported.
Speaking at the COVID-19 briefing, he urged stakeholders in the education sector to ensure that all safety protocols put place are observed.
Mustapha disclosed that the COVID-19 task force will submit its 6th interim report to President Buhari soon.
He said if the report is approved by the president, Nigerians will on Thursday, August 6, be briefed about further measures to be taken over the pandemic.
Meanwhile, the Lagos state government has asked students in exit classes to resume on Monday, 3 August, and commence preparations for their final examinations amidst the ravaging coronavirus pandemic.
The graduating students have since returned to school to kick off preparations in earnest, but not without the total compliance with the guidelines set by the ministry of health in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Schools were asked to ensure they have a source of flowing water, soap for washing of hands, hand sanitizers and a device for checking the temperature.
Reports have it that most students were unsure of the reopening date, as some of them stayed back at home with the impression that they would return to school on Tuesday, 4 August.
Those who could make it to schools were seen wearing their masks. Such was the compliance that they were not allowed into the premises without having the masks on.
And as soon as they were allowed into the school compound, they were made to first wash their hands, had their temperatures checked by the security personnel at the entrance to the school, before going into their classrooms.
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