Covid-19: FCTA directs re-opening of all Schools
By Hudu Yakubu, Abuja
The Authority of the Nigerian Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, has directed that all Schools within the territory should resume activities on Monday January 18, 2021.
The Administration said the directive followed the pronouncement by the Nigerian government through the Federal Ministry of Education which is going to be in total compliance with Covid-19 protocols after a comprehensive appraisal of the situation.
Giving update on the development, the FCT Acting Secretary, Education Secretariat, Mr Leramoh Abdulrazaq said, the Education Management has always placed the safety of the Staff and Students as priority as they return back to their various Schools for the new academic session after the festive break.
Safe resumption of schools
He added that, as part of efforts to ensure safety of the staff and students, the Secretariat has ensured necessary modalities are worked out for safe resumption amidst the second wave of Covid-19.
Abdulrazaq further recalled that, in the wake of the October resumption after the long periods of lockdown, the FCT Administration has made adequate provision for all that are needed for safe re-opening.
He also hinted that, school authorities have been directed to leave no stone unturned to ensure staff and students complied to all laid down rules and regulations while making use of all items provided already and close every gaps for the commencement of full academic activities in the Schools.
He explained that, further arrangements have been concluded for regular school monitoring and inspection by the Department of Quality Assurance and other Monitoring units of the various Boards under the Education Secretariat.
The Acting Secretary therefore appealed to those concerned not to toy with their health and security but play their various roles in complementing and sustaining all the safety measures the Administration has already put in place.
He reiterated the Education Secretariat’s commitment to intensify efforts to ensure no violation of any form in the pursuit of safety for all while the Education Standard in FCT is not compromised.