From Aminu Dalhatu (Kaduna)
Kaduna State Government has approved Monday, January 25, 2021 as resumption date for Tertiary Institutions across the State.
A Statement by the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Education, Mrs Phoebe Sukai Yayi says the approval came after an assessment team had gone round all Tertiary Institutions in the State to ensure their level of preparedness and plans for reopening are in full compliance with the State COVID-19 preventive protocols and for safe learning environments against the pandemic.
According to the statement, resumption by all Tertiary Institutions will be in phases as provided by the Institutions and according to their academic levels and subject to school’s compliance with guidelines in place.
It explains that, Managements of all Tertiary Institutions must therefore ensure strict adherence to all the guidelines and protocols put in place by the State Government which includes compulsory wearing of facemasks by students, temperature checks and washing facilities situated at strategic locations among others.
The statement maintains that, all the measures which have been assessed and confirmed to be in place must be sustained as any lapse or bridge will lead to the closure of the erring Institution without notice.
“Unscheduled monitoring visits to schools across the State will be conducted by a Task Force Team to ensure continuous compliance with the Covid-19 guidelines”
The statement adds that, assessment based on Covid-19 guidelines issued by the State Ministry of Health for all other levels of Public and Private Schools (Secondary and Primary) is ongoing and once this is concluded, reported, and approved, a pronouncement will be made accordingly.