BY HUSSAINI JIRGI, DAMATURU.
Yobe State Governor, Hon Mai Mala Buni, has directed all Basic and Secondary schools in the state to reopen on 12, October 2020.
Hon Commissioner of Education, Dr Muhammad Sani Idris in a chart with Leadership in Damaturu, Yobe state, started that, the state government regretted the long closure of schools due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
According to him, the Governor Mai Mala Buni has given directives to his Ministry to ensure reopening of basic and secondary schools in Yobe with effect from 12-October-2020.
He added that, ” I am pleased to announce Monday October 12, 2020, for resumption of academic activities from the basic and secondary schools levels having wasted so much time”
He ensure that, the modalities and strategies put in place by the Ministry to avert any possible spread of Coronavirus in line with the Federal Government protocols of containing the spread of the pandemic.
Dr Sani said, strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols will be observed by both the public and private schools in Yobe State. As a government, we will not leave any stone unturned towards ensuring enforcement of the COVID-19 Protocols.
He therefore, said the school managers should observe the COVID-19 protocols and provide the necessary requirements needed for the safety of students.
Hon Commissioner described that, schools must ensure washing of hands at entry points, use of face mask and hand sanitizers as well as social distancing and proper hygiene.
He advised parents to take interest in the health of their children and wards by assisting schools in providing the basic requirements to fight the pandemic.