COVID-19: Southeast teachers to undergo test


Teachers across all schools in the Southeast will undergo compulsory COVID-19 tests before the reopening of schools in the region.

This was according to the Southeast Governors Forum.

Chairman of the forum and Ebonyi State Governor Dave Umahi dropped the hint in Abakaliki yesterday while briefing newsmen after a virtual meeting of the forum.

According to him, lots of fears were expressed especially for the kindergarten and primary school levels where the pupils for instance, do not understand what is social distancing.

He said: “This is because they love themselves and must always stay together and a part of the protocols of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control is that people must wash their hands with running water.

“You will ask how many of our schools have running water and how many sanitisers have been provided for them.”

Meanwhile, a decision on the reopening of schools for graduating students across the country may likely be taken at the end of a virtual meeting between the Federal Ministry of Education and Commissioners of Education and special advisers on Education in the 36 states and the Education secretary of Federal Capital Territory scheduled for today(Monday).

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