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COVID-19: Guidelines Announced For Schools Reopening

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The Osun State Government on Monday released guidelines for the partial reopening of schools to students in exit classes.

Naija News reports that this is following the agreement reached between the Federal Ministry of Education, commissioners for education of the 36 states, the Nigerian Union of Teachers, the Proprietors of Private Schools and Chief Executives of examination bodies.

In a statement by the Osun state Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs Funke Egbemode said it was agreed that teachers should resume on Tuesday, August 4, while students would resume on Thursday, August 6.

She said “a total of 188 schools consisting 13,177 students, will reopen under this arrangement.

“Parents are expected to provide face masks/nose covers for their children or wards, while principals and proprietors of schools are expected to ensure a tidy environment with desks arranged at least two meters apart. This social distancing shall be ensured by class wardens.”

Recall that the federal government of Nigeria has announced that secondary schools in the country are to reopen by August 4, 2020.

However, only the exit classes are to reopen according to a statement on Monday by the federal ministry of education on its Twitter handle.

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.