With the ease on lockdown orders in Edo State, Governor Godwin Obaseki has announced that the JSS and SSS 3 students will be the first to go to school.
After putting a long halt on education due to fear of spreading the deadly coronavirus amongst school children, the governor has announced that the schools will be reopened with strategic plans in place to avoid spread of the virus.
“Schools remain closed, however, guidelines for phased reopening are being developed together with the Federal Ministry of Education especially for students in JSS 3 and SS 3 who are preparing for their exit examinations.
“I encourage all Edo parents and guardians of pupils in primary schools, to continue to utilize our e-learning platforms for their educational needs, while they are still at home.”
He hinted on the decision of the state to rid itself of the virus by extending the contact tracing to worship centres (Mosque and Churches) across the state and urged residents to move according to the curfew times as required by law.
“Following consultations with the Christian Association of Nigeria and religious bodies, we will commence a reopening of places of worship. We are expanding screening and testing to religious groups/organisations and business establishments. We call on all religious organisations, corporate bodies, and health facilities to assist us drive modalities for our new norm and cooperate with the designated health and security agencies in this regard,”