- Private schools in Edo state have resumed after receiving the all-clear to reopen
- This is coming six months after schools were shut due to the outbreak of COVID-19
- Most private school pupils and teachers were spotted complying with the federal government’s directives
Following the decreased cases of the novel coronavirus in Nigeria, academic activities in Edo state private schools have resumed after six months of lockdown.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), most private school pupils and teachers in Benin City on Tuesday, October 6, complied with the federal government’s directives on COVID-19 protocols in order to curtail the spread of the virus.
It was gathered that the learning centres made buckets of water, hand sanitizer, and liquid soaps available for both parents and students before entering the school premises.
The schools’ headteachers who spoke to news publication said their students and pupils resumed in large numbers with strict adherence to the safety measures.
Ugochi Okocha, one of the proprietors said the school was complying with the federal government’s directives on COVID-19 protocols.
Okocha went on to add that classrooms and the entire premises have been fumigated by the management of the school. She noted that wash-hand basins, running water, liquid soap and hand sanitizer have been provided at the school's entrance points and classrooms.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that following the resumption of both public and private secondary and primary schools in some states across the country, the federal government has warned that the cases of COVID-19 may be on the rise.
The minister of health, Osagie Ehanire, on Tuesday, September 29, said the government feared a likely surge in coronavirus cases in the country. He said this in Abuja at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.
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