The Federal Government has given clause for the reopening of schools and tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

On Tuesday, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, the Minister of State for Education, declared the requirements in Abuja.

He revealed this at the 2020 Policy Meeting on Admissions to Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board.

Nwajiuba statement read, “All Institutions must have (1) Hand-washing facilities, (2) Body temperature checks (3) Body disinfectants at all entering points to their major facilities including the gates, hostels, classes, offices, etc. (4) The whole premises of each institution must be decontaminated and (5) All efforts must be geared toward maintenance of the highest level of hygiene (6) Ensure Social and Physical Distancing in class sizes and meeting spaces.”

In a copy of the minister’s speech obtained by our correspondent, he commended the higher institutions for responding quickly with diverse of innovations, with the manufacturing of some of the equipments that were necessary to attend to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

However, the minister, caution them against reopening schools without the Federal Government’s directives.

He added “While we Iook forward to easing the Iockdown which win ultimately lead to re-opening of our campuses, I urge all the Heads of Institutions not to wait till the announcement on reopening before putting in place all necessary measures in compliance with the protocols and advisories of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control."

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