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COVID-19: Schools in Ikorodu comply with directives on reopening

Many schools in Ikorodu have complied with the state directive on COVID-19 guidelines.

A visit to some of the schools on Tuesday showed that they made provision for hand-washing facilities, and also ensured that pupils observed social distancing.

The Lagos State Government had last week, directed Senior Secondary Schools 3 and Tech 3 pupils to resume on August 4 in preparation for their West African Senior School Certificate Examinations, which would start on August 17.

Secretary to the Government of Federation and Chairman, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, on Monday during the PTF briefing in Abuja said the education sector was critical for the development of children and the nation.

“Reopening the sector is also a source of concern based on the fact that the schools’ system remains a veritable ground for increasing community transmission if appropriate protocols are not put in place and more importantly, adhered to.

“In this regard, the PTF wishes to implore stakeholders to ensure that the agreed protocols are put in place and measures strictly adhered to.”

Mustapha urged Nigerians to adhere strictly to non-pharmaceutical measures put in place and to take personal responsibility to combat COVID-19.

Ikorodu News Network