Private and public schools have been instructed to resume school activities on Monday, October 5, 2020.
This statement was made on Wednesday in Ilorin by Afolabi Oshatimehin; the State’s Commissioner for Communications.
Universities are however to resume on October 12, 2020. The Commissioner said seminars have been organized to educate teachers about the deadly Corona virus.
In his words,
“With various trainings held for teachers, on how to protect themselves and students, from COVID-19 infection, improved manpower in monitoring and case tracings, and appreciable guarantee of some protection for the children, the government hereby directs the reopening of elementary schools from October 5, 2020.
Similarly, state owned tertiary institutions are to reopen from October 12, 2020, or as may be determined by their respective governance structures,” the statement added.
According to the commissioner, “COVID-19 is still with us. The government therefore, urges school authorities to ensure that all safety protocols are adhered to, including physical distancing, use of face masks, and constant washing of hands with soap and water, in order to flatten the curve of transmission of the virus.
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