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Schools should ensure no child catches COVID-19 – Anambra lawmaker

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CHAIRMAN, Anambra State House of Assembly Committee on Basic Education, Ejike Okechukwu has stressed the need for school managers and other stakeholders in the education sector across the country to ensure no child catches COVID-19.

Okechukwu, who described school reopening across the country as a timely intervention by the federal government, said it was vital and very pertinent that managers of education across the country adhered strictly to the COVID-19 prevention protocols.

  He said part of the agreement reached for reopening of schools was that stakeholders in the education sector across the country would undergo certainly training where they would know how to manage the students amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

  The lawmaker who also represents Anaocha 2 State Constituency, urged key players in the education family to apply all they have learnt and acquired in the course of the special training as well as ensure that no child caught COVID-19 while in school. 

  Okechukwu further emphasised that teaching and non-teaching staff should protect themselves first, stressing that if they were protected, they would equally protect the students from coronavirus infections.

    According to him, ”  a situation whereby students will protect themselves and get infected by teachers or non-academic staff will not be acceptable. So I will advise them to comply strictly with COVID-19 protocols.”

   He however noted that the outcome of the partial reopening of schools, if it was done well, may also lead to the eventual reopening of all schools across the nation.

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