In line with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s directive that all schools reopen, the Board, led by the Executive Chairman, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King monitored the reopening exercise in some public primary schools to ensure strict compliance with the COVID-19 safety protocols and maintain effective school management as schools in Lagos resumed fully today.
During the monitoring exercise at St. Agnes Primary School, Maryland Primary School, Lagos State Model Nursery & Primary School, Bola Memorial Primary School, and Ikeja Central Primary School, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King explained that school monitoring and inspection is a routine of the Board aimed at ensuring that schools comply with the State’s schools re-opening guidelines and adhere to COVID-19 safety protocols.
He noted that the hit of the pandemic on education compelled the Board to create strategies at ensuring that all public schools adapt to the new normal and follow the safety measures to shrink the rate of infection in the state.
Alawiye-King expressed that the State Government has provided necessary materials in compliance with the safety protocols, adding that headteachers and teachers must ensure that pupils wear their facemasks, wash their hands and maintain social distancing.
He urged headteachers and teachers to monitor activities in their classrooms while showing love, care, and concern to the pupils. He advised parents to encourage their wards to go to school with a nose mask or face shield.
“Charity begins at home. Parents should encourage their wards to go to school with a nose mask or shield, teach their wards the act of handwashing and the use of sanitisers,” he concluded.