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WASSCE: 19 States Back FG’s Suspension Of School Resumption

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The officials made this known in a dispatch gave in Kaduna State on Saturday.

The Commissioners of Education in 19 Northern States have upheld the suspension of school reviving in the midst of the pandemic by the Federal Government, The PUNCH reports.

The commisioners made this known in a report gave in Kaduna State on Saturday, after a virtual gathering to consider school reviving and different issues to fortify the instruction segment.

The report was marked by the Commissioner of Education, Kaduna, Dr Shehu Makarfi, who is additionally the Chairman of the Northern States School Exchange Program.

The gathering was gone to by chiefs of 13 of the 19 northern states in particular, Kaduna, Bauchi, Gombe, Niger, Nasarawa, Adamawa, Taraba, Kogi, Kwara, Katsina, Kano, Borno and Jigawa.

The chiefs acclaimed the Minister of Education, Adamu, for taking a conclusive remain against school reviving and swore their full help.

According to them, keeping schools shut considering the spike in instances of COVID-19 the nation over is a certain progression in guaranteeing that youngsters stay safe.

“We have, therefore, resolved that schools should be reopened only when it is safe to do so and when states have complied with the minimum COVID-19 safety protocols as outlined by the NCDC.

“We will also participate in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination and other examinations only when it is safe to reopen schools and when coordinated by the Federal Ministry of Education,” they said.

The commissioners additionally made plans to do an all encompassing evaluation of schools to decide wellbeing status for reviving and submit reports to their particular governors for thought.

“Schools’ infrastructure, such as dilapidated classrooms, students’ hostels, source of safe water, sanitary facilities, including hand washing equipment and security are critical and should be improved.

“We will equally clear schools of bushes and grasses, as well as fumigate school’s surroundings to support learning and ensure safety when schools resume,” they said.

They, notwithstanding, spoke to the Federal Government to help states in setting up wellbeing measures for school reviving.

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