Edo schools to resume Monday 28th September-2020
Edo schools to resume Monday 28th September-2020,. According to his excellence, Governor Godwin Obaseki has approved Monday, September 28 for the resumption of primary and secondary schools for the 2020/2021 academic session. After a brief meeting with the state commissioner of Health Mr. Patrick Okunia and the state commissioner for Education, Jimoh Ijegbai made the disclosure on Tuesday in Benin.
He Noted that:
to observe social distancing and safety measures, protocol in the classrooms only secondary schools would operate with JSS 1-3 from 8 am and 11 am while SSS 1-3 would receive classes from 12 noon to 3 pm.
Ijegbai stated parents and guardians were expected to provide face masks for their children and wards to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The State Government has also called on teachers to enforce COVID-19 guidelines and ensure maximum compliance to students as they return to school across the state.
It also directed that students must not exceed 20 in a classroom, in compliance with social distancing measures. School resumption
Commissioner for Education, Mr, Jimoh Ijegbai, said this during a monitoring exercise to assess the processes through which students are received into schools and to ensure that safety COVID-19 measures were strictly followed.
Mr, Jimoh Ijegbai, said the state government was concerned about the safety of students and their teachers, adding that their wellbeing is of utmost importance
He explained that part of the efforts taken so far as to ensure the safety of parents and teachers, including distribution of face mask and hand sanitizers to all students, and also the fumigation materials.
He, however, called on parents to monitor the children closely, noting that all hands must be on deck to contain the spread of this deadly virus [COVID-19].
Schools are to enforce physical distancing where applicable and also provide facilities to reduce the risk of the infection among teachers and students”.
Disinfection of shoes and feet should be strongly encouraged frequently among students to reduce the rate of infection,” he said.