EKITI GOVT TO FUMIGATE SCHOOLS AHEAD OF RESUMPTION

Ekiti State Government is set to commence fumigation of all Public Primary and Secondary Schools in the State, in preparation for the resumption of

pupils and students of graduating classes from the COVID-19 break.
The State Commissioner for Education, Mr Foluso Daramola, made this known in Ado-Ekiti during a meeting with principals of secondary schools and critical stakeholders in the education sector.
He explained that his ministry and that of the environment had been saddled with the responsibility of carrying out the task of fumigating all public schools to curb the spread of Coronavirus when they finally resumed.
The Commissioner added that Government would also provide infrared thermometers, liquid soap, hand sanitizers, buckets, and other materials needed for the promotion of regular hand washing and improved personal hygiene when schools resume in the State.

He advised members of staff with illnesses such as high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, and people with low immunity, to obtain medical reports from Government health institutions, before resumption.
President of All Nigerian Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS) Mrs Rhoda Ojo, noted that most schools have been overgrown with weeds as a result of the long break called for urgent steps to be taken to clear the school environment.

She advised Government to embark on an aggressive media campaign, to sensitize the parents and guardians on their roles and responsibilities, as well as items to provide for their children, such as face masks,
upon resumption.

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