Friday, December 1, 2023

South-East Governors map out strategies for safe reopening of schools

The South-East Governors’ Forum has concluded plans for the smooth and safe reopening of schools for the exit classes of Junior Secondary School and Senior Secondary School three (JSS 3 and SS 3) respectively, to enable them to sit for their WAEC exams in the zone.

This formed part of the six points communique reached at the forum meeting held in Enugu, which was presided over by the chairman of the forum and Ebonyi State Governor, Engr David Umahi.

The communique was endorsed and released by Prof. Uchenna Ortuanya, Director General, South-East Governors’ Forum.


“The Governors of South-East States have resolved to open both public and private schools for exit classes only (JSS3 and SS3) to enable them to prepare and take their WAEC exams,” according to the communiqué.

It stated that governors have started the decontamination of all the schools involved including providing hand sanitizers and running water in line with COVID-19 NCDC protocols.

According to the communique, “Random sampling of COVID-19 tests shall be conducted on the teachers and students before the final reopening of the cross the zone.


“Health workers shall be sent to the schools to train the teachers and students on COVID-19 NCDC protocols and to also enforce compliance.

“Governors do advise our dear teachers and our children to know that COVID-19 is real though not a death sentence but prevention is better than cure.”

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