Posted by News Express | 25 January 2021 | 828 times
By GARBA MUHAMMAD, Kaduna
The Kaduna State Government has approved today, Monday, January 25, 2021 as the resumption date for tertiary institutions across the state.
This approval came after an Assessment Team had gone round all Tertiary Institutions in Kaduna State to ensure their level of preparedness and plans for reopening are in full compliance with the State COVID-19 preventive protocols and for safe learning environments against the pandemic.
A statement on Sunday, signed by Phoebe Sukai Yayi, Permanent Secretary Kaduna State Ministry of Education, directed managements of all tertiary institutions “to ensure strict adherence to all the guidelines and protocols put in place by the State Government which includes compulsory wearing of facemasks by students, academic and non-academic staff in all the schools; temperature checks and washing facilities situated at strategic locations, with constant water supply or the use of sanitizers, avoiding overcrowding both in class size and hostel occupancy, and the availability of functional health facilities for isolation of suspected cases.”
According to the statement, “The state government further directs tertiary institutions to ensure that all the measures which have been assessed and confirmed to be in place are sustained and warned that any lapse will lead to the closure of the erring Institution without notice.
“Resumption by all Tertiary Institutions will be in phases as provided by the Institutions and according to their academic levels and subject to school’s compliance with guidelines in place.
“Unscheduled monitoring visits to schools across the state will be conducted by a Task Force Team to ensure continuous compliance with the Covid-19 guidelines.
“The Kaduna State Ministry of Education further expresses its profound appreciation for the support and cooperation of all stakeholders in ensuring the containment of pandemic in the State.”
Meanwhile, the state government said assessment based on Covid-19 guidelines issued by the State Ministry of health for all other levels of Public and Private Schools (Secondary and Primary) is ongoing and once this is concluded, reported, and approved, a pronouncement will be made accordingly.
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