Oyo State Government has defiled the public criticism of the reopening of schools for Primary 6, Junior School 3 and Senior School 3 students by commencing the distribution and training of teachers in all local government areas of the state universal basic education on protocol to follows in handling COVID-19 in schools across the state.
According to the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) Chairman, Dr. Nureni Adeniran, he revealed that, the training on the reopening of schools is part of the state government’s preparatory plans to make the state primary and secondary schools back on the run, but primary school mandate rely solely on SUBEB neck.
He explain that, the training is targeted at getting participants of the school system prepared ahead of any possible identification of coronavirus case, and with a view of making both the teachers and pupils be at a safer mode while in schools.
“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 said.
Adeniran further said, “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”.
“To contain the spread of the disease in schools, Oyo State Government under the leadership of Governor Seyi Makinde has deployed trainers who would train 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”, Adeniran said.
The Board Chairman, Dr. Adeniran, while talking on protective measure for teachers, he noted that, the Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board has distributed facemasks to all non-teaching and teaching staffs across all Local Government Universal Basic Education Authority in the State.