Ondo State government has given a stern warning to schools in the state over non-compliance with the COVID-19 laid down rules and regulations as schools reopen.
The Chairman, Ondo State Inter-ministerial Committee on COVID-19, Professor Adesegun Fatusi in a statement on Sunday, August 2 noted that the government will shut down any school that goes against the COVID-19 precautionary measures as made available by the health agency during the period of temporary re-opening of schools.
According to Fatusi while speaking in Akure, the state capital on the resumption for secondary students who are in their final year, reiterated that resumption is only meant to enable the exiting class to take their examinations. He again warned all school heads to ensure that the public health measures against COVID-19 as already stated by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in the circular to all schools are strictly adhered to.
“No school official, staff, student or any other person without a facemask should be allowed into the school compound, while masks must be worn properly and throughout all school activities,” said Fatusi.
He added, “The temperature of all school-related personnel and students must be taken before being allowed into classes and anyone with high temperature or signs of sickness must be directed to seek prompt health care.”
He further charged all parents, teachers, students, and school-related personnel to ensure they are with their face masks at all times whenever they are in the public and outside the school premises. Adding than enforcement teams shall be deployed to monitor compliance in schools, while he also wished all students success in their preparation and the examinations.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government has asked students showing Coronavirus (COVID-19) not to resume school.