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We’re not ready for full resumption yet — Ogun, katsina, Bauchi, others

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States including Ogun , Katsina, Bauchi , Enugu, Sokoto, Gombe and Ekiti on Sunday ruled out full reopening of schools , including tertiary institutions , despite the success recorded so far in the fight against COVID -19 .
Officials of the state governments, in separate interviews with our correspondents , said they would not follow the Lagos State example .
Recall that schools in the country were closed in March as part of measures to prevent the spread of COVID – 19 .
But Senior Secondary School 3 students were called back on August 4 to write the West African Senior School Certificate Examination , which started on August 17 .
No fewer than 53 ,727 cases had been confirmed in the country as of August 29 .
Lagos had recorded 18 , 104 cases ; the Federal Capital Territory , 5 ,149 cases and Oyo State, 3 , 107 cases . Also, Kano State had also record 1 , 725 cases as of August 29 .
On Saturday , Lagos State , which was the epicentre of the virus until a few weeks ago , said its schools would resume in September.
The state Governor , Babajide Sanwo -Olu , who disclosed this , said higher institutions would resume on September 14 , while the resumption date for primary and secondary schools was tentatively fixed for September 21 .
He said the decision was informed by the decline in the number of COVID -19 cases in the state .
The Presidential Task Force on COVID – 19 had on Thursday said coronavirus epicentre had shifted from Lagos State to Plateau State .
We are not in a hurry, we will wait for FG ’ s directive – Ogun
On Sunday , the Ogun State Government said it was not in a hurry to reopen tertiary institutions , secondary and primary schools .
The government said it would avoid taking an uninformed decision to reopen schools because Lagos State had made the announcement to reopen schools .
The Special Adviser to the governor on Public Communications , Remmy Hazzan, in an interview said the state government shut the schools based on the Federal Government ’s order and would reverse the order based on the same method .
He said “ We will look at the various database and use empirical data available .
“ The indicator that will determine when we are going to open depends majorly on the Federal Government ` s readiness to reverse the order so that we will not be seen as a state that is anti -Federal Government .
“ That is on one side . The second one is that even at that we will still rely on empirical data that science provides to guarantee the safety of our children when they return to school . So the fact that Lagos has done it is not an indicator that we have to be in a hurry to do it .”
We won ’ t follow anybody ’ s timetable – Ekiti coordinator
On his part , the Coordinator of the Ekiti State COVID -19 Response Task Force, Prof Bolaji Aluko , said the state government would observe happenings in the secondary schools .
Aluko said , “ We won ’ t follow any person ’s timetable . We want to see events after the WASSCE and the JSSCE , whether students got sick , whether teachers got sick . So far, we have not seen any breakdown of students or teachers falling ill . We are still studying them . If there is no outbreak of illness , then we may start the schools .
“ But for now , we have not decided. We have not known the basis for the directive in Lagos State . But there is the possibility that our tertiary institutions resume this year . I think secondary schools also , before the end of the year . I have asked around , we have not seen any hot spot of COVID – 19 as far as the ongoing examinations are concerned .”
The Enugu State Government also said it was in contact with the Federal Ministry of Education , saying there were no plans to reopen schools yet.
The state Commissioner of Education , Prof. Uche Eze , stated this in a reply to
He stated, “ No decision to that effect yet. We are in close touch with the Federal Ministry of Education .”
Bauchi doesn ’ t follow Lagos example – Commissioner
In his response to an SMS sent to him, the Bauchi State Commissioner of Education , Dr Aliyu Tilde , said , “ Bauchi does not follow Lagos . We will open when we are ready . ”
In Katsina State , the Public Relations Officer in the state Ministry of Education , Mallam Salisu Kerau , said there was no notice yet on resumption of schools in the state .
“ No notice yet on resumption of schools and higher institutions in the state . The public will be duly informed when they are to be reopened ,” he said.
We can ’ t reopen schools if there is no safety – Gombe commissioner
Also, the Gombe sSate Commissioner for Higher Education Dr . Meshack Audu , in an interview with one of our correspondents , said , “ No specific date at the moment , but we are monitoring the situation . Government is not happy that students have stayed at home this long . Government is doing everything possible to ensure their safe return.
“ The safety of these students matters most because only the living reads ; only the living goes to school. If there is no safety in the schools , we can’ t reopen .”
The Permanent Secretary in the Sokoto state Ministry for Higher Education , Othman Ali , told one of our correspondents that , “ the decision on the likely date for the resumption of our tertiary schools will be decided by the task force on COVID – 19 , constituted by the state government . ”
On his part , the state Commissioner for Health, Dr Mohammed Inname, revealed that the state task force on COVID – 19 would come up with a position on tertiary schools ` resumption in the state this week .
No new development , status quo remains
– Minister
But the Minister of State for Education , Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, had in an interview last week , said there was no new development on the reopening of schools , adding that the status quo remained .
He said, “ If we have a new position on that , we will issue it . ”

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Oyo queries five schools for noncompliance

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At least five private and public schools were on Monday sanctioned by the Oyo State Government over non-compliance of extant guidelines for the resumption of schools in the state.

The Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Aderemi Adeniran, who stated this during state-wide monitoring of schools in Ibadan, however, refused to give details of the affected schools.

During the compliance monitoring, Dr. Adeniran who led a team of management members from the Standard and Quality Assurance Department of the state’s ministry of education frowned at the poor compliance by teachers and pupils in some schools.

Many of them were seen without facemasks and flouting social distancing instructionsHe said in some schools, the compliance level was not encouraging while teachers absconded in others leaving pupils flouting the extant guidelines.

Schools visited included Methodist Primary School, Agbeni; Islamic Mission School, Yemetu; Ratibi Muslim School, Molete, St. Bredan’s Primary School, Kumapayi, Egbeda; Abadina Primary School, UI and St. Thomas Primary School I, II & III, Also, public and private schools on Monday reopened in Ogun State amid low adherence to coronavirus safety guidelines by the students and teachers.This came as parents expressed worry over the safety of their children.

The state government had two weeks ago ordered the reopening of schools after almost six months under lock and key as part of efforts to flatten the curve of COVID-19.

The government, however, directed that schools hours be staggered as follows for public schools: Primary 1 to primary 3 – 8.00 am to 11.00am, Primary 4 to Primary 6 – 12.00noon to 3.00pm, JSS 1 to JSS3 – 8.00am to 11.00am, SS1 to SS3 – 12.00noon to 3.00pm.

When our correspondent visited some schools, hundreds of students were seen at the entrances of their school premises with many of them flouting the COVID-19 protocols.

There was no provision for handwashing and sanitising in some of the schools.

At the Abeokuta Grammar School, Idi – Aba, it was observed that the two sanitising booths provided at the gate were faulty and as a result, thousands of students were allowed into the premises unchecked.

A parent of two students in the school, Mr. Ahmed Salau, told Daily Trust that it was not safe to reopen schools now following what he called “ill-preparation by the state government.”

Another parent, Mr. Wale Ogunlaja bemoaned the high population of students in public schools, alleging that both government and school managements failed to prepare adequately for the resumption of students.

Many primary and secondary schools in Lagos State on Monday reopened for physical classes after about six months lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our reporters who monitored the reopening of schools in the state observed that many schools enforced the COVID-19 protocols given by the state ministry of education’s office of education quality assurance.

At Government Senior and Junior College, Agege, the students observed social distancing as they queued to get their body temperature checked with e -infrared thermometer from where they proceeded to wash and sanitise their hands.

However, while the students adhered to safety protocols within their school premises, many of them were seen chatting and moving closer to each other without a face mask after school hours.

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75.5% Nigerian Students Consider Studying Virtually- German Organization

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Studies have shown that 75.5% of Nigerian Students consider getting a German Degree virtually through distance learning to traditional classes.

This is according to a study conducted by Studying-in-Germany.org where
prospective Nigerian international students were asked whether they would consider getting an online German degree, to which a majority of 75.5% claimed that they wouldThis percentage is not surprising at the time when the need for flexibility due to tight schedules has become so enormous.

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