1. As part of the arrangements
for the reopening of schools in the FCT, the Federal Capital Territory
Administrations (FCTA) has carried out the fumigation of Secondary Schools, as
well as made available facemasks, hand sanitizers and infrared thermometers for
use in these schools.
2.Briefing newsmen in Abuja on Monday
August 3, 2020, the Chairman, FCT Secondary Education Board, Hon. Yahaya Musa
Muhammad, said the development is in compliance with the NCDC guidelines on the
reopening of schools as well as the protocols set by the Presidential Taskforce
3.Hon. Muhammad, while clarifying that
only the terminal classes of Senior Secondary three (SS3) as well as Junior
Secondary three (JSS 3) would be resuming for lectures in the schools, in
preparation for their upcoming examinations, further stated that appointed
representatives of the FCTA, alongside the principals of these schools are to
ensure adequate compliance with all the health protocols, including the use of
face masks, observance of social distancing as well as regular hand washing.
4.He also disclosed that the Department
of Quality Assurance in the Education Secretariat would be visiting the private
primary and secondary schools in the FCT to ensure that they comply with all
the necessary protocols before they are allowed to reopen.
5.“I’m going personally to visit the
schools to ensure that all the things that are supposed to be there are there
and those that are not there, we will force them to comply before going on with
6.He explained that isolation rooms
have been made available in each of the secondary schools as well as clinics in
compliance with the NCDC protocols on the resumption of schools.
7.He assured that the issue of social
distancing in the schools would not constitute a major problem, in view of the
fact that only the terminal classes would be resuming.
8.Also speaking at the occasion, the
Secretary, FCT Health Secretariat, Dr Muhammad Kawu commended the FCT
Administration for making available Personal Protective Equipment to all the
areas that deserve them, including the schools.
9.He added that the Health and Human
Services Secretariat is also collaborating with the Education Secretariat for
the training of teachers on the non-pharmaceutical means of preventing COVID-19.
10.The items made available include 770 infrared thermometers, 1200
surgical face masks, 14,000 pieces of various types of fabric face masks,
18,000 500ml hand sanitizers.
11.He said additional hand sanitizers would also be made available.