School Resumption: Read KWSG’s message to schools over covid-19 compliance

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The Kwara state Government has again warned Principals in Public Schools and Private School owners to comply with guidelines of Covid-19 during school resumption or face sanctions.

The State Commissioner for Education, Hajia Ahmed Fatimah Bisola who was represented by the Director, Curriculum and Assessment, Mr. Timothy Ogunwole gave the warning on Wednesday (August 5, 2020) during the inspection and monitoring of the level of compliance in accordance with NCDC and Federal Ministry of Education rules and regulations.

Mr Ogunwole, according to a statement signed by the Press Secretary of the Ministry, Mr Yakub K. Aliagan, said reopening of schools did not mean the end of Covid-19, but rather to allow exit classes to write WAEC, NECO, BECE and other examinations.

According to him, “government will not take any excuses that is going to jeopardize its efforts in curtailing transmission of Covid-19 but rather punish anybody that violate the guidelines.”

He also enjoined schools administrators to provide protective kits and also maintain physical distancing among the students.

In her remarks, the State Director, Quality Assurance, Federal Ministry of Education, Mrs. Orukotan Lydia commended the state government for its prompt actions on monitoring of compliance in schools across the State.

She called on stakeholders to support Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq in the efforts to avoid spreading of Covid-19 in the state.

Some of the schools visited were: Chaste International School, Excellent College, Tanke, Effective International College, Tanke , Government Girls Day Secondary School, Tanke.

Others are Taoheed Secondary School. Basin, GSS, Ilorin, GDSS, Karuma, Socrates College Adeta, Queen Elizabeth, Ilorin, Ajoke College, Taiwo road, Pearls International School, Ibrahim Taiwo road and Alade College, all in Ilorin.

L-R: Director, Curriculum and Assessment, Mr. Timothy Ogunwole, State Director, Federal Ministry of Education, Mrs. Orukotan Lydia, Deputy Director PRS, Mrs. Balogun Zainab and Principal Queen Elizabeth Secondary School, Alhaja Lawal during the monitoring of the  level of compliance of schools on Covid-19 guidelines in the State, today. 

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