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COVID 19: FG lists conditions for reopening of schools

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The Federal Government on Wednesday rolled out a set of conditions to be met for schools to reopen amid the corona virus pandemic.

Submitting the document titled Guidelines for schools and learning facilities reopening after COVID-19 pandemic closure” to the Senate, Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu to the senate said the conditions were key strategies for implementing safe, efficient, and equitable plans for school reopening and operations.

According to the document, schools are expected to create immediate temporary COVID-19 isolation space” before they can be considered to reopen.

The conditions according to the minister which were arrived at, after consultation with health, environmental, education, and school safety experts also mandated schools to ensure the establishment of a School COVID-19 Referral System including protocols and procedures to take if learners, teachers, administrators and other education personnel become unwell while in schools.

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