Kwara State government has ordered schools in the state to resume normal academic classes from Monday, October 5, Insidenaija reports.
This was contained in a statement issued by the state commissioner for communication Harriet Afolabi-Oshatimehin, in Ilorin, on Wednesday, September 30.
The statement reads:
“With various training held for teachers on how to protect themselves and students from COVID-19 infection, improved manpower in monitoring and case tracings, and appreciable guarantee for the children, the government directs the reopening of elementary schools from October 5,” .
“Similarly state-owned tertiary institutions are to reopen from October 12 or as may be determined by their respective governance structures.
“COVID-I9 is still with us. The government therefore urges school authorities to ensure that all safety protocols are adhere to, including social distance, use of face masks, and constant washing of hands with soap and water in other to flatten the curve of the transmission of the virus. The government similarly wishes our students a stay safe in school while promising to continue to do its best to keep the citizens safe at all times. Schools with scanty regards for safety protocols risk being shut.”
Schools within the state had been shut since March 23rd, in other to contain the corona virus pandemic.