In a statement released on Sunday, Kaduna State Government announced that across the state, tertiary institutions are to reopen on the 25th of January, 2020.
Phoebe Yayi, permanent secretary in the state Ministry of Education, in the statement, said the approval came after an Assessment Team had gone round all tertiary institutions in Kaduna State to ensure their level of preparedness and plans for reopening are in full compliance with the State COVID-19 preventive protocols and for safe learning environments against the pandemic.
She said the resumption by all tertiary institutions will be in phases as provided by the schools and according to their academic levels and subject to school’s compliance with guidelines in place.
The permanent secretary also urged management of all tertiary institutions to therefore ensure strict adherence to all the guidelines and protocols put in place by the state government which includes the compulsory wearing of facemasks by students, academic and non-academic staff in all the schools; temperature checks, and washing facilities situated at strategic locations, with constant water supply or the use of sanitizers; others include avoiding overcrowding both in class size and hostel occupancy; and the availability of functional health facilities for isolation of suspected cases.
The statement read:
“Unscheduled monitoring visits to schools across the state will be conducted by a Task Force Team to ensure continuous compliance with the Covid-19 guidelines.
“The Kaduna State Ministry of Education wishes to express its profound appreciation for the support and cooperation of all stakeholders in ensuring the containment of pandemic in the State.”