FG Releases Criteria For Reopening Of Schools, Social Distancing Must Be Ensured And Each Institution Must Now Have A Clinic
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The Federal Ministry of Education has laid down two specific criteria that schools must fulfil before being allowed to open.
Each institution must create isolation spaces and have a fully-equipped clinic before reopening.
These directives were contained in the "Guidelines for schools and learning facilities reopening after COVID-19 pandemic closure", submitted to the National Assembly.
Furthermore, schools are also required to "establish a referral system, including protocols and procedures to take if learners, teachers, administrators, and other education personnel become unwell while in schools.'
The Ministry further stated in the document that any state wishing to reopen schools should "hold adequate consultations with the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and the parents."
The guidelines also require that proprietors construct additional structures and employ more teachers to ensure that they accommodate their students by adhering to the two-metre spacing system in classrooms.
It also mandated proprietors to seek grants or set aside further resources to procure soap and buckets, ensure regular safe water supply, ensure a constant supply of learning and instructional materials, as well as pay salaries on time.