School reopening: FG considers morning, afternoon classes for Regular Students
The Federal Government says it is thinking of sectionalising instructions for primary, secondary, and tertiary institutions in the country beforehand of school reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, referred to this on Wednesday at some stage in a briefing via the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja.
The minister, who faulted the reviews that schoolswould reopen in the country on June 8, said the authorities should not have enough money to take any steeply-priced risk, particularly as it regards the protection of students and students in the country.
He said, “Until we are certain these youth can go to school, return safely and now not deliver up with them COVID-19 and infect people who are greaterinclined than they are, then we are going for walks a large hazard and God forbid, in our hurry, some thing occurs to our children, I am now not certainhow anyone will be capable to retrieve what has been lost.”
Nwajiuba said the ministry is being guided with the aid of the recommendation of experts as properly as those of the World Health Organisation, noting that the choice to reopen faculties in the country would be cautiously arrived at due to the fact schooling is on the concurrent listing of the Nigerian Constitution.
He appealed to personal proprietors of colleges in the country to co-operate with the authorities in making sure the secure reopening of schools in the country.
“We are going to put up a specification on what we anticipate COVID-19 or post-COVID-19 reopening to seem to be like. We are now not speaking about coping with COVID-19 however in spite of COVID-19, we assume that we will adapt.
“For a country that has over 115,000 foremostschools, you will apprehend that 35,000 of these who are non-public need to agree to set up the equalgeneral in different to enable adolescents to go in.
“We might also have lessons in the morning and lessons in the afternoon so that we will have the entireof the infrastructure divided furnished they can serve us. I am now not certain we will have classes at night. But we can do with morning and afternoon for now,” he explained.
Nwajiuba stated apart making sure that social distancing is discovered when schools reopen, statedthe ministry is working on sanitation in the schools, noting that the authorities wishes to make sure that all faculties ought to installation pedal-push handwashing machines.