COVID-19: Nigerian Govt reveal guidelines for School reopening


The Federal Government on Wednesday proposed that schools must create isolation spaces before reopening the learning facilities.

The Ministry of Education disclosed this in a document titled: โ€œGuidelines for schools and learning facilities reopening after COVID-19 pandemic closure,โ€ submitted to the National Assembly on Tuesday.

Each school, according to the federal government, is required to create temporary isolation spaces and fully-equipped clinics before reopening.

The government mandated the school managements 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 government also charged any state wishing to reopen schools to โ€œhold adequate consultations with the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and the parents on the matter.