JUST IN! Check Out List Of 19 States Support Of FG’s Suspension Of School Resumption
The commissioners made this recognized in a communique issued in Kaduna State on Saturday.
The Commissioners of Schooling in 19 Northern States have supported the suspension of faculty reopening amid the pandemic by the Federal Authorities, The PUNCH stories.
The commissioners made this recognized in a communique issued in Kaduna State on Saturday, after a digital assembly to contemplate faculty reopening and different points to strengthen the schooling sector.
The communique was signed by the Commissioner of Schooling, Kaduna, Dr. Shehu Makarfi, who can also be the Chairman of the Northern States College Alternate Programme.
The assembly was attended by commissioners of 13 of the 19 northern states specifically, Kaduna, Bauchi, Gombe, Niger, Nasarawa, Adamawa, Taraba, Kogi, Kwara, Katsina, Kano, Borno, and Jigawa.
The commissioners applauded the Minister of Schooling, Adamu Adamu, for taking a decisive stand towards faculty reopening and pledged their full help.
In line with them, holding colleges closed contemplating the spike in instances of COVID-19 throughout the nation is a positive step in guaranteeing that kids stay protected.
“Now we have, due to this fact, resolved that colleges need to be reopened solely when it’s protected to take action and when states have complied with the minimal COVID-19 security protocols as outlined by the NCDC.
“We may even take part within the West African Senior College Certificates Examination and different examinations solely when it’s protected to reopen colleges and when coordinated by the Federal Ministry of Schooling,” they stated.
The commissioners additionally resolved to hold out a holistic evaluation of faculties to find out security standing for reopening and submit stories to their respective governors for consideration.
“Colleges’ infrastructure, similar to dilapidated school rooms, college students’ hostels, the supply of protected water, sanitary services, together with hand washing gear and safety is important and needs to be improved.
“We are going to equally clear colleges of bushes and grasses, also, to fumigate faculty’s environment to help to study and guarantee security when colleges resume,” they stated.
They, nevertheless, appealed to the Federal Authorities to help states in placing security measures in place for college reopening.