Federal Ministry of Education has recommended that schools must create their own isolation spaces before reopening.
This is part of the proposals contained in the ‘Guidelines for schools and learning facilities reopening after COVID-19 pandemic closure,’ submitted by the ministry on Tuesday to the National Assembly.
According to the document, each school is “required to create temporary isolation spaces and fully-equipped clinics before reopening.”
The schools have also been mandated to “establish a referral system, including protocols and procedures to take if learners, teachers, administrators, and other education personnel become unwell while in schools.”
The Federal Government, in the document, also mandated states wishing to reopen schools to “hold adequate consultations with the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and the parents.”
The guidelines further required proprietors to construct additional structures and employ more teachers to ensure that they accommodate their students by adhering to the two-metre spacing system in classrooms.
The Federal Government also urged proprietors of schools to seek grants to procure soaps and buckets, ensure regular safe water supply, ensure constant supply of learning and instructional materials and pay salaries on time.