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Schools’ Resumption: We are prepared to protect further spread of Covid-19 – Oyo Govt.

As students in primary and secondary schools in Oyo State are preparing to resume on next Monday 6th July 2020, the state government has announced various measures that have been put in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus in schools.

The State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr Olasunkanmi Olaleye, who made this known today at his office in Ibadan, said various trainings have been given to categories of school heads, principals and teachers on how to monitor and report any symptom of Covid-19 to the authority.

Mr Olaleye said the state had set up Emergency Operation Centers, EOCs, in the state capital and at the zonal levels and had appointed Incident Managers for each school who would report any emergency directly to the EOCs through special communication lines.

He stated further that each class would have a Warder whose duty is to relate his or her observations to the Incident Managers .

Among the measures are compulsory hand-washing points at the school entrances and at the entrance of each classroom as well as alcohol-based sanitizer for the use of students and teachers.

Heads and teachers of public and private schools had been trained on Covid-19 prevention measures as schools resume .

He added that each school had been mandated to strictly enforce social distancing and observe other protocols against Covid-19 among teachers and students as laid down by NCDC.

Mr Olasunkanmi said the fear being exercised by the general public over the resumption was appreciated by the government, as it had helped the administration to still go deeply into keeping to stringent measures to avert the spread of the virus.

Oyo State Government announced that teachers of public schools in the state should resume on Monday 29th of June in preparation for the July 6th students’ resumption.

Signed:

Wasiu Olatubosun,

Hon. Commissioner for information, Culture and Tourism,

Ibadan. Wednesday 1st of July, 2020.

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