FG Sets To Reopen Tertiary Institutions, States 6 Conditions

FG Sets To Reopen Tertiary Institutions, States 6 Conditions

Oluwapelumi Fasoyin

Ahead of reopening of schools, the Federal Government has given out six conditions to be met by each school.

The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba announced the conditions  in Abuja at the 2020 Policy Meeting on Admissions to Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(JAMB).

He disclosed that All Institutions must have (1) Hand-washing facilities, (2) Body temperature checks (3) Body disinfectants at all entering points to their major facilities including the gates, hostels, classes, offices, etc. (4) The whole premises of each institution must be decontaminated and (5) All efforts must be geared toward maintenance of the highest level of hygiene (6) Ensure Social] Physical Distancing in class sizes and meeting spaces."

He however urged all  the Heads of Institutions not to wait till the announcement on reopening before putting in place all necessary measures in compliance with the protocols and advisories of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

He also commended institutions that responded promptly with different innovations, including the manufacturing of some of the facilities that are required to attend to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

“I am elated with the efforts that led to the production of Ventilator, Body Disinfectant, Hand Washing and Liquid Dispensers, Body Temperature Gauges, and many more. These are manifestations of the abundance of talents in the country and the result of research

He then pleaded with parents to bear the continued closure of schools with the government.

He explained that the Federal Government is doing everything possible to ensure that both lives and livelihood are given the top most priority that they deserve.

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