The Oyo State Government yesterday reopens school for final year student in Primary and Secondary school for the first time since March when the Federal Government decided to shutdown schools nationwide to curtail the spread of COVID-19.
According to reports, Public and Private schools that were open complied with the COVID-19 safety measures, like hand-washing buckets, face mask and sanitisers placed at the entrance of each school, while physical distancing was observed.
The Commissioner of Education, Science and Technology of the state, Olasankanmi Olaleye assured parents, guidance and stakeholders of their children safety, adding that the government had taken all necessary measures to protect the children.
Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) Oyo State Chapter, Samson Adedoyin said the teachers were filled with excitement as they return to work after four months.
Adedoyin also allay fears over concern by the teachers that they might contract the virus in the course of their duty,but the he dismiss such notion, stating if the teachers follow the necessary protocols put in place by health experts and make effort to keep themselves safe, then they will be protected from the deadly pandemic.
Oyo State Government had decided to go ahead with the reopening of schools in the state despite protest by the Federal Government insisting that the conditions were not right for such action.