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Kwara Announces Date for Reopening Schools

The Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has ordered the full reopening of primary, secondary and tertiary institutions in the state.

Abdulrazaq, who made this known through his official Twitter handle, explained that public and private schools in the state are to resume normal academic classes from Monday, October 5, while tertiary institutions are to reopen from October 12, 2020.

Abdulrazaq noted that the decision was made after the state government completed a training session for teachers on safety measures.

“With various trainings held for teachers on how to protect themselves and students from the COVID-19 infection, improved manpower in monitoring and case tracings, and [an] appreciable guarantee of some protection for the children, the government hereby directs the reopening of elementary schools from October 5.” 

“Similarly, state-owned tertiary institutions are to reopen from October 12 or as may be determined by their respective governance structures,” he added.

The governor, however, implored school authorities to ensure that safety measures are adhered to in their various schools.

“COVID-19 is still with us. The government, therefore, urges school authorities to ensure that all safety protocols are adhered to, including physical distance, use of face masks, and constant washing of hands with soap and water, in order to flatten the curve of transmission of the virus. The government similarly wishes our students and teacher a safe stay in school while promising to continue to do its best to keep the citizens safe at all times. Schools with scanty regards for safety protocols risk being shut.”

Recall that, schools had been ordered to shut down operations on March 23rd in a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus.

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