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Resumption: We will close non-complying schools – Ondo Govt.

The Ondo State government has threatened to temporarily close down secondary schools that fail to adhere strictly to the protocols against COVID-19 as SS3 students resumed for the preparations of WAEC and NECO Examinations.

Radio Nigeria correspondent who monitored resumption of students in Akure the state capital reports that many secondary schools observed all preventive measures against the spread of COVID-19.

Students were seen wearing face masks while hand washing buckets with liquid soaps were placed at strategic places in schools that have also been fumigated.

Infrared thermometers were also used at the entrance of the gates while classes were arranged to follow social distancing protocol.

Addressing newsmen during a tour, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mr Akin Asaniyan who expressed satisfaction with what he saw on ground, said some schools were yet to fully comply with the guidelines for resumption.

Mr Asaniyan said monitoring team would be going round the state to inspect and close down schools that fail to comply until they do the needful. 

Some teachers of secondary schools as well as the Senior Secondary Schools 3 students who spoke with Radio Nigeria expressed readiness and preparedness ahead of WAEC and NECO exams, promising to make the state proud when results are released.

Kayode Animasaun

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