Post-Covid-19 Guidelines: FG’s Decisions On School Resumption of 2019/2020 Session.
Covid-19 Guidelines On School Resumption
Covid-19 Guidelines On School Resumption: Considering how the outbreak of Covid-19 has hampered the progress of different sectors in the country this year, there is no doubt that there will be changes in the modus operandi of these sectors as Vice President Yemi Osinbajo had earlier said that the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic have presented an unprecedented opportunity for Nigeria to reset
critical sectors of its economy.
The educational sector is one of the major sectors whose progress has been hampered amid Covid-19 as it is now over twelve weeks since the Federal Government shut down institutions of learning and students have not yet completed 2019/2020 academic session.
After the re-opening of worship centres, the Minister of State, Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, had earlier restated the decision of the ministry not to reopen schools, saying the government would not expose its children to the virus.
However, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Covid-19 has been deliberating on this situation and wish to inform Nigerians that the Federal Ministry of Education will roll out measures to be put in place for the safe reopening of our schools.
Furthermore, the Minister of State for Education, Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba has finally assured Nigerian children that all hands are on deck to reopen schools at a safe time and urged states, local governments, proprietors and other stakeholders to begin to take steps that would facilitate an early and safe reopening.
In sync with this, the federal government has disclosed that it would soon unveil the policy for safe reopening of schools, saying it’s also weighing the option of running two classes in the morning and afternoon in secondary schools to enable students make up for lost grounds.
It is important that students should understand that the government is putting conscientious efforts to ensure that Daily read students are safe even when schools reopen as the Minister, Mr. Nwajiuba had said that until the government is sure that children could go to school, and return safely without being infected, it would not take that risk of reopening the schools yet. Therefore, students should accept this wise decision of the government.
Additionally, the government has proposed the publication of post-covid 19 guidelines as the Federal Ministry of Education has stated earlier before now, that they would publish post-COVID-19 guidelines for school reopening. The essence of the publication is to give a specification of what should be expected re-opening of schools amid Covid-19 and how to adapt to them.
Conclusively, the minister had said the government is working on a model to ensure that all the children do not return to their schools at the same time to ensure physical and social distancing as well as proper sanitation and hygiene at every school.
As the government is weighing the option of running two classes in the morning and afternoon in secondary schools to enable students make up for lost grounds. Do you think it’s a good idea? Kindly give your suggestions in the comment section below.
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