Schools must create isolation spaces and fully-equipped clinics before reopening – FG

The Federal Ministry of Education has said that schools must create isolation spaces and have fully-equipped clinics before reopening.

This was contained within the "Guidelines for schools and learning facilities reopening after COVID-19 pandemic closure", submitted to the National Assembly on Tuesday, June 23.

According to the rules , each school is "required to make temporary isolation spaces and fully-equipped clinics before reopening".

Schools also are required to "establish a referral system, including protocols and procedures to require if learners, teachers, administrators, and other education personnel become unwell while in schools.

The Ministry further stated within the document that any state wishing to reopen schools should "hold adequate consultations with the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and therefore the parents.

The guidelines also require that proprietors construct additional structures and use more teachers to make sure that they accommodate their students by adhering to the two-metre spacing system in classrooms.

It also mandated proprietors to seek "grants to procure soaps and buckets, ensure regular safe water system , ensure a continuing supply of learning and instructional materials, and pay salaries on time."

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