Last Updated on July 15, 2020 by Oyeniyi Michael Barry
When will schools resume in Nigeria after COVID-19? Heres latest and genuine news on when lockdown will be over in Nigeria for school resumption.
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JUNE 16th Update: FG lists conditions for reopening schools, varsities
The Federal Government through the Minister of State Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba has released 6 conditions for resuming schools.
The conditions eh, no be hear o. But let’s leave you to check it out and share your opinion with us in the comment section.
Below are the Six (6) conditions for reopening of schools:
All Institutions must have
- Hand-washing facilities,
- Body temperature checks
- Body 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 and
- All efforts must be geared toward maintenance of the highest level of hygiene
- Ensure Social] Physical Distancing in class sizes and meeting spaces.
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Remember, we have got you back with legit information. Hence, once the resumption date for schools is announced, we will update this page.
UPDATE 17 (15th June): What Should happen if Schools must Resume
Since the month of March, Nigeria, like the rest of the world, has been in one form of a lockdown or another. The good news, however, is that the world is gradually returning to the new normal i.e. a new way of life.
In the meantime, educators across Nigeria as well as other parts of Africa, and the rest of the world, are asking: “When will schools re-open?” “Are we going to allow our schools to run like they use to do.”
In some parts of the world, schools have already resumed, but many are asking if the social distancing arrangement will succeed in a class of 39 or in some cases, a class of 70 to 80 pupils.
Be that as it may, school owners feel the need to open the gates to allow students to return. Parents now understand what teachers pass through every day, and are ready to rush their children back to school.
But for schools to re-open, some steps should be taken, so that community spread of the virus, will not destroy more lives, especially those of our children.
All pupils and students should undergo a compulsory Covid-19 test, at least, two weeks before schools resume. Every pupil should be issued a certificate, after testing, and, this should be made available to the school authorities before the pupil is allowed to resume classes.
The Ministry of Health and the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) officials, should supervise the compulsory fumigation of public and private school premises, and a Certificate of Inspection issued to the school.
All teachers and non-academic staff should equally be subjected to appropriate testing and certified ‘fit’ to come to school to handle other people’s children.
There should be a collaboration between the NCDC and the Ministry of Health. This should allow the NCDC to keep a record of all the schools that they have verified fit for resumption as well as make the same certification, available to the ministry of education, to enable the ministry of education, sanction and or shut down any defaulting school.
All school medical personnel, from the school doctor, to the school nurses and even janitors, working directly at the sickbay, should be given mandatory training on pandemic management, to enable them to administer
We need to be pro-active henceforth in handling the education industry in Nigeria. By so doing, we will be able to steadily raise the bar for our teachers and students, as well as continue to aim at our goal of building a 21st Century nation.
Source: The Nation Newspaper
UPDATE (14th June): When will School Re-Open in Nigeria.
According to an update from BBC, Nigerian schools and education system is expected to resume in July 2020.
Meanwhile, they are more to this. In this article, I will touch every aspect of when resumption dates for universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education without excluding the primary and secondary schools as well. In light of this, if you want to know when your school will resume after COVID 19 then I enjoin you to read this article painstakingly.
Will Schools Resume in June/July?
They’ve been lots of rumours of when schools will resume during this COVID 19/Lockdown.
However, the Federal ministry of education has announced it to be fake news. see below the twits.
Fake News Alert!!!
Kindly disregard all unconfirmed news not originating from the Ministry’s Official Media Handles.
The Official date for Resumption of Schools Nationwide is yet to be confirmed. pic.twitter.com/VRNx2qozPQ
— Federal Ministry of Education (@NigEducation) June 4, 2020
The Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, has said schools may reopen in Nigeria in July when the ban on interstate travel has finally been lifted.
Before then they have been an agreement between the NCDC and Federal ministry of education that until there’s the guarantee of safety of students, schools can not resume.
“Until we can guarantee the safety of children from #COVID19, our schools cannot resume. We will provide guidelines for the safe re-opening of schools”
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) May 27, 2020
The Minister also insisted that the federal government was not willing to take chances with the health of children.
So In conclusion, The Federal Government has said that there is no fixed date yet for schools to resume in the country despite President Muhammadu Buhari’s announcement on gradual ease of the lockdown in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Lagos and Ogun states.
The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said this on Tuesday in Abuja at the 21st joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.
According to him, the Federal Ministry of Education could not give any date now when schools would be resuming across the country.
He also explained that the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has not cancelled its external examinations as students will still have to go and take them when the government is sure that students are no longer in danger of contracting the virus.
“The Federal Government is not ready to put children at risk by opening schools.
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