The Oyo state government has declared some significant measures which schools are relied upon to follow to guarantee a smooth resumption in the state.
The State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Olasunkanmi Olaleye who made the declaration on Wednesday July 1, said school heads, administrators and teachers have experienced preparing on the best way to screen and report any associated case with Coronavirus.
An Emergency Operation Centers (EOCs) has been set up in the State capital and at the zonal levels. Incident Managers have likewise been selected for each school in the state, and they are relied upon to report any crisis legitimately to the EOCs through special correspondence lines.
Each class will likewise have Warder whose commitment is to relate with the Incident Managers on their perceptions. Schools in the state should likewise observe mandatory hand-washing focuses at its entrance and at the passage of every study hall. Acohol based sanitizers should likewise be available teachers and students.
“Throughout last week, what we have been doing was to train school heads and teachers of public and private schools, preparing them for this task of taking firm control of preventing the spread of Covid-19 into our schools as we resume.
“Each school has been mandated to strictly enforce social distancing and observe other protocols against Covid-19 among teachers and students as laid down by NCDC.
“Students are to come to school with their facemasks and follow instructions on the guidelines from the management, these are imperative the government cannot lock down forever and education is an aspect of life that should not be allowed to suffer backwardness.
“I can boldly tell you that with these measures in place, the children are more safer with us in school than even many homes, imagine situations whereby students are asked to go to private lessons that provided no safety measure, many follow their parents to the market and workplaces where possibility of contracting the virus is high, so they are rather better kept at school than home.”
The Commissioner additionally alleviated feelings of trepidation of individuals from people in general on dangers related with reopening of schools.
This is coming after the state government reported that teachers of state funded schools in the State are to continue on June 29, while students are to resume on July 6.