Schools must create isolation spaces before reopening – FG
The Federal Ministry of Education on Wednesday has proposed that schools must create isolation spaces before reopening.
This was mentioned in the ‘ Guidelines for schools and learning facilities reopening after COVID- 19 pandemic closure ’ , submitted to the National Assembly on Tuesday.
The document noted that each school is “ required to create temporary isolation spaces and fully -equipped clinics before reopening” .
They have also been mandated to “ establish a referral system, including protocols and procedures to take if learners , teachers, administrators , and other education personnel become unwell while in schools ”.
Apart from that, the Federal Government in the document mandated any state wishing to reopen schools to “ hold adequate consultations with the Presidential Task Force on COVID- 19 and the parents ” .
The guidelines also required proprietors to construct additional structures and employ more teachers to ensure that they accommodate their students by adhering to the two – metre spacing system in classrooms.