Wed. Feb 24th, 2021

Covid-19: Kaduna Govt Orders Reopening of Tertiary Institutions, Provides Guidelines For Student Hostels

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The Kaduna State Government has ordered the reopening of tertiary Institutions in the state and fix Monday as resumption date but added that it is subject to each school’s calendars.

It also warned that due to the covid-19 pandemic, tertiary institutions must disallow students from overcrowding at respective hostels, among other guidelines.

The information was captured in a statement by the Kaduna state Ministry of Education, issued on Sunday by its Permanent Secretary, Phoebe Sukai Yayi.

It said that the government came to the conclusion that the institutions were safe for learning.

“The Kaduna State Government has approved Monday 25th January 2021 as resumption date for Tertiary Institutions across the State.

“This approval came after an Assessment Team had gone round all Tertiary Institutions in Kaduna 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 leaming environments against the pandemic.

“Managements of all Tertiary Institutions must therefore ensure strict adherence to all the guidelines and protocols put in place by the State Govemment which includes compulsory wearing of facemasks by students, academic and non-academic staff in all the schools; temperature checks and washing facilities situated at strategic locations, with constant water supply or the use of sanitizers; avoiding overcrowding both in class size and hostel occupancy; and the availability of functional health facilities for isoiation of suspected cases.

“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.

“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 stated.

Furthermore, it advised schools to maintain covid-19 protocol compliance for the academic year.

“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,” it added.

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