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South east Governors begin decontamination of schools before reopening

By Mbam Ogodo, Abakaliki
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In the processes of putting measures in place in preparation for reopening of schools, Governors of the Southeast have started the decontamination of all the schools throughout the zone .

The Director General, Southeast Governor s' forum, Prof. Uchenna Ortuanya made this known in a communique he signed and made available to the press after the forum's virtual meeting .

Prof. Oetuanya said that Random sampling of COVID-19 tests shall be conducted on the teachers and students

while hand sanitizers and running water in line with COVID-19 NCDC protocols will be provided.

He also said that Health workers shall be sent to the schools to train the teachers and students on COVID-19 NCDC protocols and to also enforce same.

The Governors according to the Director General advised the teachers and children to know that COVID-19 is real though not a death sentence but prevention of it is better than the cure.

He also urged the people to always obey all NCDC protocols on COVID-19.

"The Governors of South-East States have resolved to open both public and private schools for exit classes only (JSS3 and SS3) to enable them prepare and take their WAEC exams.

"The Governors have started the decontamination of all the schools involved including providing hand sanitizers and running water in line with COVID-19 NCDC protocols.

"Random sampling of COVID-19 tests shall be conducted on the teachers and students.

" Health workers shall be sent to the schools to train the teachers and students on COVID-19 NCDC protocols and to also enforce same", he stated.