The Kwara State Commissioner for Education, Fatimah Bisola Ahmed, says that plans are being put in place to ensure smooth reopening of schools “as soon as possible”.
The commissioner, while interacting with newsmen in her office at the state secretariat in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital, noted that the state will not reopen schools because other states have done that but will reopen immediately after adequate measures have been put in place.
She implored parents and guardians to continue sensitising their wards ahead of schools’ resumption.
“They should make them know that they are not just staying at home for the sake of staying at home. COVID-19 pandemic situation has forced them to stay at home and now that we are preparing to go back to school, they must be adequately sensitised on the risks of not complying to the laid down guidelines by the NCDC and the importance of keeping good hygiene at all times,” she added.
She explained that the state is working to ensure that adequate measures are put in position to avoid risking the lives of the pupils, students and staff at various schools.