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We are ready to reopen schools-Rivers Govt

The Rivers State Ministry of Education says it is ready to resume school for exit classes in line with all COVID-19 guidelines.

State Commissioner for Education, Professor Kaniye Ebeku, met the staff of the Ministry on Tuesday 28 July to brief them on the preparations for resumption.

Federal Government had announced 4th August as resumption date for exit classes.  

He enjoined them to work assiduously for the successful take-off of schools, noting that all hands must be on deck to achieve successful resumption and safe operations of schools.

Professor Ebeku said: “all necessary hygiene kits needed for the safe resumption of schools will be deployed to all public schools”.

He disclosed that the Ministry will also deploy its staff “to ensure strict compliance with the wearing of nose masks and other COVID-19 hygiene protocols within the school premises”.

“There will be a team that will be going around to enforce the compulsory wearing of face masks at the entrance gate, around the schools and in the classrooms.”

He noted that the Ministry, with support from the State Ministry of Health, will make provision for a sick-bay or nursing stations with first- aid boxes in all schools, and added that the “Ministry shall provide hand sanitizers, buckets with running water and infrared thermometers for temperature check which will be placed at the entrance gate and at the front of each classroom.”

Professor Ebeku emphasized that all schools must ensure strict enforcement of COVID-19 guidelines, noting that a task force will be constituted to monitor compliance and enforcement of extant protocols.

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