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School Resumption: FCTA Fumigates Schools, Shares Hand Sanitizers, Facial Masks

The development was confirmed by the Chairman, FCT Secondary Education Board, Alhaji Yahaya Muhammad, in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday, August 3 by Malam Musa Kabiru, Public Relations Officer, FCT Education Secretariat.

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The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), has in a bid to ensure compliance with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) guidelines on the reopening of schools fumigated all secondary schools, in the FCT.

The development was confirmed by the Chairman, FCT Secondary Education Board, Alhaji Yahaya Muhammad, in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday, August 3 by Malam Musa Kabiru, Public Relations Officer, FCT Education Secretariat.

According to Muhammad, protective face masks, hand sanitisers and infrared thermometers have been supplied as part of measures for the safe reopening of schools in the capital city of Nigeria.  He reiterated that only final year students, i.e the Senior Secondary three (SS3) and Junior Secondary three (JSS 3) are permitted to resume for classes to prepare for their upcoming examinations.

“Appointed representatives of the FCTA, alongside the principals of affected schools, are to ensure adequate compliance with all the health protocols, including the use of face masks, observance of social distancing as well as regular hand washing,” he revealed.

Muhammad also disclosed that the Department of Quality Assurance in the Education Secretariat would be visiting private primary and secondary schools in the FCT to ensure that they comply with all the necessary protocols before they are allowed to reopen.

He added, “I am personally going to visit the schools to ensure that all the things that are supposed to be there are there and those that are not there, we will force them to comply before going on with the students.”

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Source: Naija News