Covid-19: LASG calls for isolation rooms in schools

Covid-19: LASG calls for isolation rooms in schools

Mrs Olufolayimika Ayandele, the Tutor General/Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Education District III, has urged public and private school administrators to create isolation rooms in schools to prepare for the resumption of students.


Ayandele told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Thursday that the development became necessary to forestall any further spread of the corona virus pandemic in schools.


“Even though, we have not recorded any cases of the pandemic in schools involving either student or teacher since the resumption of senior secondary school students, the preparation is necessary.


“The feedback from our school monitoring team has been encouraging.


“The students, who are writing external examination have been complying with Covid-19 rules in schools,” she said.


Ayandele said that preparing the isolation centres had become imperative because of the high number of students, who would be resuming school soonest.


According to her, it is part of the precautionary measures that should be put in place by the directors of school to fight the pandemic.


“The Lagos State Government has played its part and done its best to combat Covid-19 pandemic in schools.


“School owners and administrators should also complement government efforts by providing other necessary apparatus needed to thwart the pandemic in schools.


“The private sector should support the government to fight the pandemic in schools and outside the school premises,” she said.


She added that any student found with Covid-19 symptom should be taken to the school’s isolation room before calling on NCDC officials for further action.


Ayandele said that as part of the state government efforts to control the spread of the disease, public school teachers were currently undergoing Covid-19 Rapid Response training.


She said that the Lagos State Government had done all the needful in public schools prior to the resumption.


She added that the government had provided sanitisers, liquid soup, regular flow of water for handwashing, nose masks and other necessary preventive measures for the students, staff, and teachers.


Ayandele urged students, staff, and teachers to comply with the state government Covid-19 guidelines for their safety.

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