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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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Oyo state order the closing of schools due to danger of the #END SARS PROTEST.

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This is to inform all parents and guidance that there will be no school till announcement from state Government.
Also if our area is not safe, pls call the principal to make arrangement on how to pick up the students today. Thanks
School Management.

SSS 3 students should listen to news as regards the Neco exam for tomorrow’s paper. If their is no information, then they are to leave their respective homes as soon as possible.

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Lagos Considers Schools’ Closure Over EndSARS Protests

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Head of Public Affairs, Lagos State Ministry of Education, Kayode Abayomi, has said the state may ask students to “stay at home for now” over the ongoing #EndSARS protests across the country.
This is as academic activities were affected in some schools in the state on Monday as protests against police brutality and bad governance continue.
He said, “We are considering the option of asking the students to stay at home, for now, pending when the protests will be over.
“It is at the consideration level. We are waiting for the governor’s directive in that aspect. As soon as we get the directive to go ahead, we (can) then ask them to stay at home for now.”
The Lagos State Government approved that both public and private schools in the state can fully resume from Monday, October 19, 2020.
Schools in the state were previously closed to curb the spread of coronavirus in the state.
The Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, who made the announcement in a press statement last Monday, said the physical resumption, which was for the 2020/2021 academic session, would include pupils in pre-primary, daycare, kindergarten, and nursery schools.
Many students and teachers encountered difficulty in getting to schools in the state on Monday.

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ASUU Strike : Resolution Of ASUU Branches On FG’s Offer

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Last Week, Federal Government made an offer to ASUU to suspend the 7 months strike.
As required by ASUU rules, branches are expected to meet and vote on government’s offer to academics.
Government offered to do the following:
– release 30 billion out of the 40 billion demanded by ASUU as Earned Academic Allowances EAA before nov 6 2020. The remaining 10 billion Naira will be released in batches between 2021 and 2022.
20 billion university revitalization fund to be made available by January 2020
– streamlining of EAA into monthly salaries. A committee will be set up to conclude their findings before 31st December 2020
-salary renegotiation committee to conclude before 31 December 3020
– UTAS to replace IPPIS for university workers
– payment of withheld salaries .
We are tracking resolutions by ASUU branches across the country. The zonal leaders will meet tomorrow to harmonize these resolutions which will be presented to government on Wednesday.

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