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Ilorin: Students Without Face Mask Turned Back From Schools



COVID-19: No Test Required For Returning Students – FG

Schools in Ilorin, Kwara State Capital, on Monday adhered to all measures put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

Authorities of some schools in the state decided to turn back students without their face masks.

According to Punch, few students were in attendance on the first day of resumption after the short holiday, however, few students and their teachers adhered to COVID-19 protocol.

Students at the Ilorin Grammer School without their face mask were turned back on Monday, while the school provided Soap and water at the entrance for students to wash their hands.

The Principal of the school, Toyin Abubakar, while speaking on the resumption of student disclosed that the face mask supplied to the school by the government had been distributed before the schools were closed in December.

He said, “We are sending back the students who are not with face mask back to their homes. The Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development has given us face masks which we have distributed to the students but some of them didn’t come with it. Even the government has asked us to come and collect another round of face mask today and we will also distribute them to our students.”

At Baboko Community Secondary School, Ilorin, few students were in attendance on the first day of resumption.

The students on the school premises were seen cleaning and arranging some classes.

The Principal of the Senior section of the school, Kadiri Mustapha, noted that the unused classes were being arranged for the students so that they would Observe the social distance protocol.

At Queen Elizabeth School, Ilorin, a girls boarding school, some students were just resuming today, while others had resumed on Sunday.

The Principal of the school, Mrs Rachael Awolola said that some of the students arrived at the school on Sunday while others were just coming in.

She said that the students were with their face masks distributed to them by the school management.

“We are very lucky here because we don’t have many students, so we don’t have overcrowded classes. We have a maximum of 30 students per class”, she said.

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