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COVID-19: FG releases guidelines for reopening of schools

The federal government has published guidelines that schools and learning facilities must meet before they can be reopened during the COVID 19 pandemic.

A report has it that the guidelines were contained in a 36-page document submitted to the Senate by Education Secretary Mallam Adamu Adamu.

The document received, entitled “Guidelines for schools and learning facilities reopening after COVID-19 pandemic closure,” provided that schools must immediately create a COVID-19 temporary isolation room before reopening can be considered.

The Ministry of Education also identified the need to maintain and improve distance learning programs.

Schools were also encouraged to establish dispensaries and clinics and to equip them appropriately.

The Government identified the conditions as important for the implementation of safe, efficient and equitable plans for the reopening and operation of schools.

Meanwhile, as Nigeria struggles with the ongoing global pandemic, the Zamfara State Government will begin broadcasting lessons to its students on television and radio after schools are closed due to the COVID 19 lockdown.

According to Daily Trust, the North State, in cooperation with the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and the Ministry of Education, will support the production and broadcasting of lessons on Zamfara State Radio and Television and NTA Gusau.

The aim of the e-learning system is to keep the children occupied with their books instead of remaining inactive after the school activities in the state have been discontinued. Alhaji Abubakar Aliyu Maradun, the managing chairman of SUBEB, explained that the main idea of the e-learning platform is to support the children to continue their education at home.

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In his opinion, the exercise will take place via different news channels at different times every day. Maradun noted that SUBEB has already spent over N 5 million and is willing to spend more to ensure that the children continue to learn at home.

The chairman said that SUBEB will continue to support the provision of e-learning content even after the schools reopen.

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