Kids may return to school soon

...........as FG speaks on resumption

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Jacob Adebayo

Kids who have been home for over five months can now rejoice as the Federal Government had given a nod to school resumption.

Kids will now have the privilege to return to classroom for learning after sitting at home for close to six months due to the dreaded Corona Virus Pandemic

In an announcement made by the Federal Government on Thursday, the school were asked to start preparing for full reopening. Some state governments such as Lagos and Kogi had already announced the full reopening of schools effective mid-September.

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The National Coordinator of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, during a briefing at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, said the task force recommends phased return of students to classrooms.

“For educational institutions which include daycare, primary, secondary and tertiary institutions. Educational institutions should begin the process of working towards potentially reopening within this phase.

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However, we strongly recommend that states conduct risk assessment to ensure all schools are at a level of compliance and create a monitoring mechanism to assess, create, and monitor this level of preparedness.

“Meanwhile, all daycare and educational institutions are to remain closed to in-classes until this level of risk is assessed. And if there will be opening of schools, it must be staged and preferably carried out in phases to ensure that this does not pose a risk to the general public and in particular to vulnerable groups that might end up getting infected by students going back home.”

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