By Njideka Eze
After 6months of shuting down schools due to the COVID 19 pandemic, Enugu state is set to reopen all secondary and Primary schools in the state.
In a chat with The Choice Flame Newspaper , The Honourable Commissioner for Education Prof Uche Eze said the decision to reopen schools was reached following the Enugu State Education sector stakeholders’ consensus and approval of the the state Governor.
According to the Commisioner, the state Government had put in place measures to prevent students from contracting the virus. Continuing, he says the state Fire Service led by Engr Okwudiri Ohaa embarked on disinfecting the schools since Monday the 21st.
He said the fight to prevent the spread of the virus will only be sustained if Teachers, students and pupils abide by the approved guidelines on COVID-19.
Prof Eze warned that nobody will be allowed into any school without an appropriate face mask/shield.
To make sure there is a 100 percent compliant, Strong monitoring teams have been constituted to make sure the schools obey the approved guidelines for the safety of all that operate in our schools.
Continuing, Prof said it’s necessary the term starts from third term despite the online and Radio lessons already held. According to him, parents, students and pupils complained about their inability to join the Radio and online lessons .
So it became necessary to run through the third term which is also a promotional term. He insisted that it’s better to get it well rather than rushing through it and graduating students and pupils who can’t defend their certificates.
He also said the process of reopening the tertiary institutions is on while the nursery and Creche classes will hold on from resuming for now.