FG bans assemblies, overcrowding, others as schools resume Jan 18

The Federal Government on Thursday listed COVID-19 guidelines for schools ahead of resumption by January 18.

It banned overcrowding and large gatherings such as assemblies and visiting days.

It also put limitations to class sizes and hostel occupancy and asked the schools to ensure compulsory wearing of face masks by all students, teachers and workers, as well ensure temperature checks and put hand washing facilities in strategic locations in all schools

The government also asked the school authorities to ensure constant supply of water and sanitisers, and make available functional health clinics with facilities for isolation and transportation of suspected cases to medical facilities.

The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, gave the conditions in a statement by the Director of Press in the Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Bem Goong.

He explained that the decision to maintain the resumption date is the aftermath of “extensive consultation with relevant stakeholders, including state governors, commissioners of education, proprietors and heads of institutions, staff unions and students.”

Adamu urged parents and the respective institutions to ensure full compliance with COVID-19 protocols.

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