Federal Government has issued a brand new sets of guidelines for the reopening of schools across the country after it the previous one issued in August.
The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu, made this known during a briefing in Abuja today, Thursday 8th 2020.
Aliyu said, “The Federal Ministry of Education, the PTF and the NCDC (Nigeria Centre for Disease Control) have developed guidelines to ensure schools can reopen, minimise the risk of transmission and continue to operate safely.
“Schools and educational bodies that plan to reopen must have detailed communication protocols that include parents, school health teams, school authorities and local (and) state officials.
“They must also have a system for providing regular updates for parents, staff and relevant authorities as well as communicate changes to procedures effectively and clearly as well as taking effective measures to understand how COVID-19 can spread and how to mitigate the spread in line with official guidelines.
“Specifically, school authorities have the responsibilities to ensure that everyone gaining access to their schools is screened properly, is wearing a mask and sanitising their hands.
“Boarding schools must have identified areas for screening and putting positive students aside.
“There must be access to running water and handwashing facilities.
“The health staff, particularly in boarding schools, must be trained and provided with PPE (Personal Protective Equipment).
“There must be appropriate waste management systems.
“Health facilities that are within the schools that serve the schools should have the ability to cater for an outbreak and a response protocol must be in place for these schools for students who test positive. In this regard, it is important to involve their parents and make sure that parents have signed consent forms in advance.
“Schools should also work in synergy with the local government rapid response teams and collaborate with the state ministries of health on planning, implementation and reopening of schools.
“We encourage schools to consider creative solutions to abide by these guidelines.”
Zlatan – Soro Soke (#EndSARS)
Zlatan – Soro Soke MP3 Download Zanku Records pioneer, Zlatan Ibile dishes out a new tune ‘Soro Soke’, a song...
Younger Brother Of Deceased Oke Gives Details Of How He Was Killed, Says He Wasn’t Shot By Police
Earlier today, a young man, simply identified as Oke was killed barely 3 hours after he tweeted “Nigeria will not...
Nicki Minaj Gives First View Of Her Son (Photo)
American rapper and mother of one, Nicki Minaj has shared the first picture of her son, which she welcomed weeks...
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Addresses Mass Killing In Nigeria, Says Justice Will Be Gotten
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has addressed the mass killing of citizens across the nation, although without any line of action....
We Did Not Instruct Anyone To Remove The CCTV Cameras – LCC
Lagos Concession Company limited (LCC) who’s in charge of the Lekki-Ikoyi toll gate CCTV cameras have tried to exonerate themselves...
Burna Boy Joins London Protest, Addresses Protesters (Photos & Video)
Nigerian musician and acclaimed African Giant, Burna Boy has joined the protest in London against the massacres going on in...
Seyi Tinubu’s Loatsoad Gives Reason For Switching Of Lekki Toll Gate Billboard Before Massacre
Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s son and owner of Loatsad Promomedia, Seyi Tinubu has given a reason the popular Lekki-Ikoyi toll gate...
Davido Suspends Release Of ‘A Better Time’ Album Due To Recent Happenings
DMW leader, David Adeleke aka Davido has reportedly suspend the release of his highly anticipated third album, ‘A Better Time’....
Video: Mark Angel In Trouble After He Used Angry Mob For His Comedy
Popular comedian, Mark Angel is reportedly in trouble after he was caught using angry mobs for a seemingly new comedy...
What Is Happening In Nigeria Is A Violation Of Human Rights – Rudiger Says
Chelsea and Germany star, Antonio Rudiger has once again lends his voice to the ongoing massacre in Nigeria amidst calls...