School owners in Lagos State have assured parents that schools are safe for the children to resume.
They said this while reacting to the low turnout recorded in schools after the state’s government ordered resumption on Monday.
It reported that there was a low turnout of students in some schools in Lagos State on Monday as academic activities resumed for the second term of 2020/21 session.
Reacting, the Lagos State President of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, Amusa Olawale, explained that adequate preparations had been made to ensure the safety of students.
He said, “We have been monitoring. We have a quality assurance team in all local governments. In every chapter, we also a team that is set up. They have started moving from one school to another. We are dealing with young ones and we need to be cautious and monitor schools that are under NAPPS.”
Also, Principal, Honeyland Schools, Ipaja, Mr Oluyemi Faleke, told NAN that “Some of the students have not resumed because of school fees and some parents are also skeptical about resumption because they want to observe before bringing their children back to school.
“We are ready for resumption and COVID-19 is not really affecting our school because we always assess our facilities before admitting students.’’
Chairman of Amuwo-Odofin Chapter of NAPPS, Mrs Ajoke Adeyemi, said private schools had kept to the COVID-19 prevention protocols and guidelines to guard both the staff and students against contracting the virus.
“All the measures taken during the first wave are still in place and I don’t see any reasons for worries.
“We also engaged the services of government-approved environmental pest control organisations last weekend, to fumigate all our schools in Amuwo-Odofin.
“The Lagos State Quality Assurance team always go on random checks to ensure school owners comply, and they advise where necessary. The fear that they can come unannounced keeps us on our toes,” she said.
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