Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) in conjunction with Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board (KWSUBEB) has organised workshop on Infection, Prevention and Control of COVID-19 for Primary School Head Teachers and Junior Secondary School Principals in the State.
Speaking during the workshop, the State Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, Hajia Fatimah Bisola Ahmed, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, charged Primary School Head Teachers and Junior Secondary School Principals to ensure students and teachers adhere strictly to COVID-19 guidelines as directed by Nigeria Control Disease Centre (NCDC) consequent upon school re-opening in order to flatten transmission curve of the pandemic.
In her words, “flattening transmission curve of Covid-19 in our schools are the responsibility of all education stakeholders. We must make sure that disease prevention control mandated by the NCDC and Federal Ministry of Education such as, washing of hands, maintaining social distance, use of Nose masks, use of hand sanitizers should be a concern for us.”
The Director, Human Resources and Administration, KWSUBEB, Mrs Gloria Adebisi, reiterated the present administration’s commitment towards making sure that school environment was conducive and safe for learning.
She, however, commended the initiative of UBEC and Primary Health Care Development Agency (PHCDA) for the laudable programme and urged the participants to step down the acquired knowledge to other teachers across the 16 Local Government Education Authorities for effective dissemination to the Pupils/Students.