The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, LASUBEB, has expressed its readiness to resume classroom academic activities in compliance with the directive of the Lagos State governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Towards this end, the Board has completed a two-day capacity building workshop on post-COVID-19 and classroom management for its school administrators.
The training, which started on September 1st and ended on September 2nd, 2020, was supported by the Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, for School Managers, Administrators, Guidance Counsellors and Teachers.
Speaking at the development workshop, the Executive Chairman of LASUBEB, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King said the training programme was designed to further reinforce COVID-19 guidelines and regulations, psychosocial support services, and new classroom management techniques on the participants.
Assuring parents and pupils that LASUBEB has prepared teachers to adapt to the new reality and adopt relevant hygiene protocols in order to curtail the spread of the deadly virus ahead of schools reopening, Alawiye-King described COVID-19 as “a new normal, that we all must learn to live with, accept and be willing to overcome.”
Insisting that schools re-opening is a process, Alawiye-King stressed that the Board was not in a rush to resume schools if the health and safety of the pupils cannot be guaranteed.
He, however, stated that LASUBEB is prepared for the resumption of academic activities, having provided all necessary facilities and infrastructure needed to maintain and comply with COVID-19 safety protocols.