- Oyo state is setting the pace towards a safe reopening of schools amid the current Covid-19 crisis
- About 2,454 teachers have been trained in the state on a safe reopening in line with the safety protocols of NCDC
- Schools reopening in Oyo has been scheduled for Monday, September 21, by the state Covid-19 task force led by Governor Seyi Makinde
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In an effort to ensure a safe reopening of the schools amid the highly ravaging Covid-19 pandemic, 2,454 teachers have been trained on safety protocols in Oyo state.
Schools resumption in Oyo has been slated for September 21, with efforts extensively intensified by the state government to flatten the curve when classes fully reopen.
On Tuesday, September 8, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) stated that 2,454 heads of teachers across all educational zones in the state have been trained on reopening.
Nureni Adeniran, executive chairman of Oyo SUBEB, made this known, adding that the training was conducted in accordance to the guidelines of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Legit.ng understands that the six major topics of the training organised by Oyo State Emergency Operation Centre focused on managing schools and ensuring safety in the post-COVID lockdown; the concept and practice of social distancing and its implications; promoting personal, environmental hygiene and cough etiquette as a safeguard against COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases.
The training was witnessed by representatives of UBEC, Nigeria Union of Teachers and Association of Primary School Headteachers of Nigeria.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the prospect of any immediate plan to fully reopen schools nationwide is still in doubt as the federal government said it was not yet convinced that schools should be reopened for academic activities.
The disclosure was made by Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, the minister of state for education on Thursday, September 10, in Abuja at a meeting of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) COVID-19 held with the Northern Traditional Leaders Committee (NTLC) on National Primary Health.
Nwajiuba said the federal government is not convinced that schools can manage themselves and reopen comfortably.
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