The schools in Ado-Odo/ Ota LGA of Ogun state have resumed on Monday, August 3rd, 2020 in compliance with the Covid-19 safety measures.
While speaking with a VOA News Correspondent, a coordinator in St. Michael’s’ High school, Ota, Mr. Oguntoyinbo, said the Ogun State Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology has made adequate provisions for a well sanitized and conducive environment to aid learning. Also. provision of hand sanitizers, washing hands buckets, face masks, and first aid box to shield the students from contracting the novel disease.
He said, “For every class, we were ordered to have at least, one coordinator aside from the teachers, provide the students with two face masks each, provide a washing hand bucket for regular cleansing in every classroom and school gates”
Mr. Oguntoyinbo reiterated that classes commence at 8:00 am and by 11:40 am, the students will go in batches for a 20 minutes break to avoid overcrowding. “We have made provisions for the students to go out in batches during their break in order to avoid them being crowded. Meanwhile, we have two health workers and a sick bay in case of emergency aside the kits the government have provided for us.”
Another coordinator, Mrs. Atere, while speaking with our correspondent, said, “We are expected to prepare the students and facilities against the forthcoming WASSCE, that is why they have resumed earlier”.
VOA News gathered that the exiting students were also engaged in online e-learning platforms to keep their brains refreshed and updated before resumption as the best amongst them were awarded prizes.
When VOA News correspondent got to Iganmode Grammar School, Ota, he was told that in order to maintain a high level of social distancing, a total number of 120 students were split into 30 per classroom.
It was also gathered that these students have been grouped by names and are expected to adhere to this grouping until examination begins.