FG updates guidelines for reopening schools

The Federal Government has released fresh guidelines for the reopening of schools in the country.

The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu, said schools and educational bodies that plan to reopen must have detailed communication protocols that include parents, school health teams, school authorities and local state officials

He disclosed this during a briefing in Abuja on Thursday.

Schools around the country are gradually being reopened after more than five months of lockdown, as part of measures to curb the spread of Coronavirus infection.

Giving an update on Thursday, Aliyu said, “The Federal Ministry of Education, the PTF and the NCDC (Nigeria Centre for Disease Control) have developed guidelines to ensure schools can reopen, minimise the risk of transmission and continue to operate safely.

“Schools and educational bodies that plan to reopen must have detailed communication protocols that include parents, school health teams, school authorities and local state officials.

“They must also have a system for providing regular updates for parents, staff and relevant authorities as well as communicate changes to procedures effectively and clearly to ,understand how COVID-19 can spread and how to mitigate the spread in line with official guidelines.”

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