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Taskforce to enforce COVID-19 protocols in Ekiti schools

Ekiti state Governor, Kayode Fayemi

A task force set up by the Ekiti State Government to enforce the COVID-19 regulations in schools  would swing into action immediately primary and secondary schools resume next Monday.

The State Commissioner for Education Science and Technology, Dr Adebimpe Aderiye made this known in Ado-Ekiti at a 2-day training programme organised  for over 2000  head teachers and  assistant headteachers  of public primary schools as well as some selected teachers from junior secondary schools in the state.

Aderiye who spoke through the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology , James Owolabi said severe sanctions await any head teacher whose school is found to be violating  the  COVID -19 prevention regulations when schools resume in  the state.

While stressing that the  Administration of Dr Kayode Fayemi,  has continued to take proactive steps to curtail the spread of the virus in the state, the Commissioner urged the Headteachers and other participants at the training workshop holding simultaneously in three different venues in the state capital to pay rapt attention to resource persons expected to expose them  to  precautionary measures specifically designed to curb the spread  of Corona Virus in schools.

Earlier, the Executive Chairman of the Ekiti State Universal Basic Education Board, Prof Femi Akinwumi explained that the Universal Basic Education Commission in conjunction with the State Universal Basic Education Board organised the 2-Day workshop as part of proactive steps to create and maintain a safe environment without compromising the well-being of pupils, teachers and parents after the lockdown.  

He commended  Governor Kayode Fayemi for fumigating all public schools  and providing, infrared thermometers, Veronica buckets, disinfectants , hand washing soaps and alcohol based sanitizers, spraying pumps and herbicides for all public schools  preparatory for school resumption in the state.

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