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BREAKING: FG reveals conditions for reopening of schools

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The Federal Government on Minday listed conditions for reopening of schools across the country in a bid to ensure protection of students and staff from contracting the novel coronavirus.

The Minister of State for Education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, made the announcement in Abuja while speaking at the 2020 Policy Meeting on Admission to Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

The minister urged various institutions to prepare for reopening while government works towards relaxation of the Iockdown which had hitherto prevented school from operation.

The minister told them not to wait till the announcement on reopening before putting in place all measures in compliance with the protocols and advisories of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)”.

Nwajiuba said all institutions must have hand-washing facilities; body temperature checks and body disinfectants at all entering points including the gates, hostels, classes, offices, etc.

He stated that the premises of each institution “must be decontaminated”.

The minister directed that all efforts “must be geared towards maintenance of the highest level of hygiene”.

Schools must ensure “physical distancing in class sizes and meeting spaces”.

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