Ahead of the reopening of educational institutions, the federal (FG) has outlined conditions to be met by each of the faculties . they need advised the faculties to place in situ preventive measures against COVID-19 before announcing reopening dates.
This was disclosed by the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, who represented the Minister for Education, Adamu Adamu, at the 2020 policy meeting on Admissions to Tertiary Institutions, on Tuesday in Abuja, which was organized by Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
He said that the heads of the varied educational institutions didn’t need to await a proper order from the govt to reopen schools before putting necessary measures in situ , in compliance with the recommendations of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Ahead of the reopening of the faculties , the FG has listed the subsequent conditions to be met:
“All institutions of learning must have hand washing facilities, body temperature checks, body disinfectants at all entering points to their major facilities including the gates, hostels, classes and offices.Emeka Nwajiuba
“The whole premises of each institution must be decontaminated and all efforts must be geared toward maintenance of the highest level of hygiene.”Emeka Nwajiuba
“Ensure social and physical distancing in class sizes and eating spaces,”Emeka Nwajiuba
He said the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 was working assiduously with facts and figures that reflected the realities of the country’s current situation.
The process, he explained, was to enable the response to the challenge in order that it could limit and manage the negative effects of the pandemic.
Adamu, however, commended institutions that had responded promptly with different innovations, including the manufacturing of a number of the facilities that were required to attend to the pandemic.
According to the Minister, those innovations included the assembly of ventilators, body disinfectants, hand washing soaps, liquid dispensers and blood heat gauges. These products reflect the manifestations of the abundance of talents within the country.
As reported, the meeting happened at the JAMB headquarters and had attending the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, and staff of JAMB.
Other participants included the Vice Chancellors, Rectors and Provosts of all tertiary institutions across the country, also as members of JAMB board who attended the meeting via Zoom network. (NAN)