Ekiti to reopen schools, worship centres

Ekiti to reopen schools, worship centres

Ekiti Governor Kayode Fayemi has approved the resumption of schools in the state from July 20.

He however clarified only graduating students will resume then.

Fayemi, who made this disclosure in a statewide broadcast in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday evening,

said worship centres, including churches and mosques, are to reopen for safe activities on July 17.

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He added the state has taken a N2.5 billion Life Insurance cover of N2m each for 500

frontline medical personnel involved in the COVID-19 assignment as part of efforts to boost their morale.

The governor said the reopening of schools was meant to allow students in graduating classes to resume preparation for examinations.

“However, this might be in phases starting with students in terminal classes SS3, JSS3 and Primary 6

to prepare for their examinations.

Other classes will be gradually absorbed as schools meet all requirements to accommodate them safely and responsibly.

“A certificate of Readiness showing that a school has adhered to all the conditions

required for school reopening will be issued to all schools before they can reopen”.

Fayemi added the government apart from setting the general standard for both the private and public schools to reopen,

is embarking on a quick rejuvenation of our schools to ensure that basic facilities

such as water, sanitizer, soap, and other facilities to aid hygienic practices are in place.

He said he had also directed that all the schools should be fumigated and kept safe for our students before reopening.

Our school reopening plans are without prejudice to the ongoing engagement at the national level.

On the religious centres across the state, Fayemi stated as jointly agreed with the leadership of the faith community,

religious worship centres may resume controlled services from Friday, July 17, 2020,

starting with worship services once a week; Friday Jumat for Muslims and Saturday and Sunday Services for Christians.

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