The Lagos State Government has commenced periodic fumigation/decontamination of all public secondary schools in the state preparatory to opening on August 4.
Kunle Adesina,director of press, quoted Aderonke Odeneye,Permanent Secretary,office of environmental services, as saying that public secondary schools in the six educational districts have already been reached in the exercise.
She stated that the exercise was part of the resumption protocol/guidelines for the secondary school terminal classes in the State.
She reiterated that the State has continued to adopt measures to ensure that the Covid 19 pandemic does not spread in the State.
Said she,”The fumigation exercise which is on-going preparatory to resumption next week for terminal classes will continue after the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) Exams.”
It will be recalled that the continous exercise which commenced in late June has been effected in all the Model colleges across the six educational districts in the state.
According to the schedule, Oduduwa Junior Secondary School, Mushin, New Era Girls Secondary School, Surulere, Oriwu Junior and Senior Model College, Ikorodu are listed among schools that have already been fumigated.
Others listed are Lagos State Civil Service Senior Model College, Igbogbo, Igbo- Owu Junior and Senior Secondary School, Mushin and Junior Model College, Igbogbo amongst several others.
Besides, school management are urged to make provision for water in the premises with a view to promoting washing of hands amongst the students.
It also mentioned that clear instructions should be issued to school management to avoid all sporting activities till further notice.
The Perm Sec also admonished school management to provide hand sanitizers in all classrooms and hostels as well as ensure that students are tutored on the need to constantly sanitize their hands after every educational activity in the classrooms and wear nose masks always.
“Schools are to enforce physical distancing where applicable and also provide facilities to reduce the risk of the infection amongst teachers and students”.
“Disinfection of shoes and feet should be strongly encouraged frequently for each student to reduce bacteria infection that could lead to any ailment during their stay in the school”.
Director (Public Affairs)
August 1, 2020
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