The Executive Chairman, Benue State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Comrade Utse Joseph has urged Teachers in public primary, and junior secondary schools to ensure full implementation of COVID-19 safety rules in order to protect students under their watch.
Comrade Joseph made this statement when he led management and other officers of the Board on routine monitoring and inspection of school projects across Benue south senatorial district.
The comrade stated that schools are important part of infrastructure in the community observed that the Coranavirus remains a threat, while calling on school administrators to modify operational strategies that would mitigate local transmission of the disease among staff and students.
He explain that mitigation measures like social distancing, cleaning and disinfection of surfaces, regular hand washing and use of facemasks will curtail the spread of the virus.
The SUBEB Chairman further added that teachers should be prepared to address the social, emotional and mental health needs of the pupils, and be at alert for probability of COVID-19 cases within the communities.
Comrade Joseph also sent a passionate appeal to Local Government Area Chairman to assist in the renovation of offices of the Local Government Education Authorities (LGEA) in their respective LGAs.
It would be recalled that in April 2020, the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, relieved the Executive Chairman of the state Universal Basic Education Board, Rev. Emmanuel Aper of his position.