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The Federal Government has given conditions for the reopening of schools and tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba

The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, announced this guidelines in Abuja on Tuesday.

He spoke at the 2020 Policy Meeting on Admissions to Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board.

Nwajiuba stated that all schools and Institutions must have the Hand-washing facilities, Body temperature checks,Body disinfectants at all entering points to their major facilities including the gates, hostels, classes, offices, etc, the whole premises of each institution must be decontaminated, all efforts must be geared toward maintenance of the highest level of hygiene, ensure Social and Physical Distancing in class sizes and meeting spaces.

Students in a classroom in a Nigerian school 1062x598 1

He commended the higher institutions for responding promptly with different innovations, including the manufacturing of some of the facilities that were required to attend to the COVID-19 Pandemic. He warned them against reopening schools without the Federal Government’s authorisation.

Nigerian Unversities Lecture room

“While we Iook forward to easing the Iockdown which win ultimately lead to re-opening of our campuses, I urge all the Heads of Institutions not to wait till the announcement on reopening before putting in place all necessary measures in compliance with the protocols and advisories of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control,” he EXPLAINED.


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