The Task Force on COVID-19 in Oyo state has rescheduled plans for the resumption of school in the state.
Chief Press Secretary to the governor Seyi Makende in a statement confirmed that the commissioner for education, Barrister Olasunkunmi Olaleye and experts from the Emergency Operations centre (EOC) had been keeping watch on schools to ensure compliance with the COVID-19 Prevention Protocols put in place by the schools.
The statement explained that the team decided to shift school resumption by one week to enable schools test-run the facilities, especially the hand washing points and security measures.
The statement reads “ By the new arrangement, Teachers are to resume to the schools on Monday, June 29, 2020, while student in critical classes including primary 6, JSS 3 and SS3 will resume a week later on july6, 2020.
“As of Monday, June 22, no fewer than 372 heads of schools have been trained by the EOC on the management of COVID-19 containment procedures, while each of the schools is to appoint an incident manager, who will ensure compliance with the approved COVID-19 protocol.
“Each student is expected to wear masks while the schools are to prepare well laid out hand washing spots to guarantee regular washing of hands by the students.
“The Task Force also resolved that by July 15, the state government would have reviewed the situation with the schools and come to conclusion whether the remaining classes would be able to resume or whether the students would have to wait to resume the new session in September 2020.”
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