Borno Sets to Re-Open Schools With COVID-19 Preventive Measures, Others
The Borno State Government is set to reopen 84 secondary schools with
coronavirus (COVID-19) preventive measures among students and
While announcing re-opening of schools Monday in Maiduguri; the State
Commissioner of Education, Bello Ayuba disclosed that; “We’ve taken
very strong preventive measures with regard to spread of COVID-19 in
schools to be reopened on October 26, 2020.”
He said that the schools had already been fumigated before re-opening
them over the seven-month COVID-19 pandemic.
“The state government has funded the procurement of items that will be
used in order prevent the virus in schools,” he said.
While assuring parents and stakeholders, he said: “We also made sure
that testing facilities for the coronavirus, including hand sanitizers
and face masks; are provided in all schools.”
According to him, the distribution of hand sanitizers, face masks and
testing equipment; are to prevent the deadly virus among students and
He said social distancing in schools are also to be strictly adhered
to by school authorities.
He continued; “Governor Babagana Zulum directed all school principals
to adhere to guidelines of re-opening schools.”
On challenges of overcrowding in schools, he said: “During the WAEC
and NECO examinations conducted for JSS three and SS three students
have been completed.”
He said the students that have completed their final examinations will
also remain at homes, while the schools are re-opened to create more
classroom space and in accordance with social distancing at school
“We’ll be left with two sets of learners in all the schools, slated
for reopening on October 26, 2020,” he said, noting that it will also
provide enough classrooms to accommodate students in schools.
“This is also in accordance with Nigerian Centre for Disease Control
(NCDC) protocols on COVID-19.”