…Distributes Nose-Masks To Teaching, Non-Teaching Staff
The Oyo State government, in anticipation of the June 29 school resumption for Primary 6, Junior Secondary School 3 and Senior Secondary School 3 in the state, has commenced training of teachers in all the Local Government Universal Basic Education Authorities, on the basic procedures for the handling of COVID-19 in schools.
The Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, OSUBEB, Dr. Nureni Adeniran, affirmed in a press statement signed by his Press Officer, Olamide Adeniji, that the training on ‘Reopening of Schools’ is part of the state government’s pre-opening mandate, adding that the training is targeted at getting participants prepared ahead of any possible identification of coronavirus case, with a view to ensure that teachers and pupils remain safe while in schools.
Adeniran said, “The workshop is expected to equip participants with necessary knowledge on COVID-19 and how to manage it during these trying times among pupils. Let me add that the workshop has representation from each zone in the state and is aimed at ensuring the safety of children and teachers in the state.”
He added further that “asking only Pry 6 pupils to return to school is strategic. Each school is spacious enough to contain all Primary 6 pupils in the state. So, there is actually no cause for alarm.”
He also added that OyoSUBEB would look into constituting an advisory board to complement the efforts of the state government in combating COVID-19, while every school has been mandated to adhere to all precautionary measures during this period.
Insisting that with the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for pupils to return to schools, it was imperative for the state government to train teachers who would be in regular touch with the pupils on how to interact, while they also ensure their safety.
He added, “To contain the spread of the disease in schools, the Oyo State government, under the leadership of Governor Seyi Makinde, has deployed trainers who would train the teachers. These trained teachers would in turn train their colleagues on precautionary measures and how to manage each pupil after the long stay at home.”
The OyoSUBEB boss also revealed that the board had distributed facemasks to all teaching and non-teaching staff across all Local Government Universal Basic Education Authority in the state; which he said was part of the Board’s precautionary measures taken to prepare every staff member for the task ahead.
He added that each school would provide wash hand basins, and alcohol based hand sanitizers.