COVID19: ANAMBRA STATE REOPENS SCHOOLS ACTIVITIES
Tight COVID-19 Safety Checks As Schools Resume In Anambra Today After Six Months
Six months after students were forced to vacate schools because of COVID-19 scares, public and private schools in Anambra State have resumed academic session with strict COVID-19 safety checks as mandated by the government and healthcare providers.
The phased resumption which excludes creche and nursery pupils, is a follow-up to earlier partial opening of schools to allow students in exist classes take their exams.
At schools visited by the ABS crew this morning, students, teachers and every other individual coming into the vicinity were checked with infrared thermometers, while those who do not have their face masks and hand sanitizers were sent back.
Water tanks and soaps were also placed at strategic entrances to allow for users’ safety, while some schools visited also have make-shift isolation rooms just in case.
Alternative classrooms have also been provided to allow for spillover from the mandated number of students for each classroom, though there are obvious difficulties getting that particular task done as some schools have large number of students as against small classroom blocks.
The returning students would hope to make out something from the third term session after a disruption of the 2019/2020 academic calendar by the global pandemic.