stated this on Tuesday when he appeared before the Senate Committee on Basic and Secondary Education.He was in the upper chamber to brief the federal lawmakers about his ministry’s plans for pupils who had been forced to stay at home following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.Nwajiuba refused to give details of the proposal, saying some people would misconstrue it as the ministry’s guidelines for schools reopening.
He said, “Children are asymptomatic carriers. Nobody can prove whether they can infect each others. Not even the health experts. Everything we know about it is what we read.
There is nothing we discovered on our own.“In the document we have provided, we have suggested how we can move our education sector forward in this pandemic period.“We don’t want to make it (proposal) known at this period so that some people will not take our proposal for the guidelines for schools reopening.
“The documents were presented to you so that you can criticise and make inputs as major stakeholders”
.JUNE 16th Update: FG lists conditions for reopening schools, varsitiesThe Federal Government through the Minister of State Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba has released 6 conditions for resuming schools. Don’t forget to drop your comment
This is the Six (6) conditions for reopening of schools:
All Institutions must haveHand-washing facilities,Body temperature checksBody disinfectants at all entering points to their major facilities including the gates, hostels, classes, offices, etc.The whole premises of each institution must be decontaminated andAll efforts must be geared toward maintenance of the highest level of hygieneEnsure Social] Physical Distancing in class sizes and meeting spaces.
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