NOA Charges schools to adhere to COVID-19 Protocols
As educational activities resume as a result of gradual ease of lockdown, the National Orientation Agency (NOA), has charged the management of schools to adhere to the COVID-19 protocols to ensure the safety of students.
The Director-General of NOA, Dr Garba Abari gave the charge while presenting to the media the fourth and fifth reports of its observations on the sensitisation activities of the agency in the fight against the COVID-19 in Nigeria yesterday in Abuja.
He said, “With regards to schools, we are hopeful that the little opening meant for the exiting classes to write their exams will help the management of schools to adopt practices that will lead to better hygiene and greater safety in our schools.
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“As part of that campaign, NOA officials are giving out freely the guideline issued by the NCDC along with the relevant educational authorities so that management of schools will know what to do.
“Community Mobilisation Officers (COMOs) have also been directed to work along with health officials, under the state response teams to inspect schools facilities to ensure that on no account should our children be exposed to the risk of infection due to negligence.
“Information, Educational and communication (IEC) material are to be distributed to schools as part of the campaign. We encourage schools to set up health vanguards to work among students to monitor compliance with protocols within the school premises. (By Daily Trust)