The Director-General of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Dr Garba Abari, has urged management of schools to adhere to the relevant COVID-19 safety protocols.
Abari gave the advice while presenting the agency’s fourth and fifth reports of its observations on the sensitisation activities in the fight against the Coronavirus disease to reporters in Abuja on Thursday.
He said: “With regard to schools, we are hopeful that the little opening meant for the exiting classes to write their examinations will help management of schools to adopt practices that will lead to better hygiene and greater safety in our schools.
“As part of that campaign, NOA officials are giving out freely the guideline issued by the NCDC along with the relevant educational authorities so that management of schools will know what to do.
“Community Mobilisation Officers (COMOs) have also been directed to work along with health officials, under the state response teams to inspect schools facilities to ensure that on no account should our children be exposed to the risk of infection due to negligence.”