Ondo state government has approved the reopening of private and public schools from primary to tertiary levels across the state from Monday 19th of October.
Chairman of the Inter Ministerial Committee on Covid-19, Professor Adesugun Fatusi who stated this during a press briefing in Akure said the development followed the significant progress in tackling the scourge the state.
Orange FM’s Joseph Ikugbonmire reports that in the last seven months, public and private Schools in Ondo state have been closed following the outbreak of covid 19.
However as the Covid-19 curve began to flatten, the government directed the reopening of schools for students in senior secondary school three and junior secondary school 3 to enable them write their final exams.
Chairman of the Inter Ministerial Committee, Professor Adesegun Fatusi said it’s now safe to fully reopen the schools having reviewed all evidences about the epidemic in the state and observations in other states that have resumed academic activities.
Fatusi advised schools to fully comply with covid 19 guidelines by providing infrared thermometers, face mask, hand sanitizers as well as hand washing bowls and strict adherence to stipulated sitting arrangements
The Acting Commissioner for Health, Dr jibayo adeyeye who appreciated parents for their understanding with the government emphasized that there will be no entry for school children without face masks.