Federal Government gives Full Approval for school Reopening

The Federal Government has called on school administrators to start preparing for full reopening of schools in the country.

The National Coordinator of the Presidential Tax Force on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu gave the directive at the PTF briefing on Thursday.

Aliyu stated that schools should conduct risk assessment, while indicating that the reopening would be done in phases.

He said: “For education institutions which include daycare, primary, secondary and tertiary institution should begin the process of working towards potentially reopening within this phases.

“However, we strongly recommend that states conduct risk assessment to ensure all schools are at a level of compliance and create a monitoring mechanism to asses, create and monitor this level of preparedness.

“Meanwhile, daycare centres should remain closed until the level of risk is assessed. If there will be opening the schools, it must be stage and preferably carried out in phases to ensure that this does not pose a risk to the public and in particular to vulnerable groups that might end up getting infected by students going back home.”

It would be recalled that the federal Government in an effort to curtail the spread of the COVID-19 disease, had in March 2020, ordered the closure of schools in the country.

However, the government in July, approved the reopening of schools for exit class students currently sitting for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).


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