Lagos State government has intensified the periodic fumigation/decontamination of all public secondary schools in preparation for the planned partial resumption of graduating students across the state.
Recall that the Federal Government last week announced that students in exit classes will resume on August 3, so that they can participate in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WAEC) exercise scheduled to begin on August 17, 2020.
A statement by the Lagos State Permanent Secretary of Environmental service, Aderonke Odeneye on Saturday, noted that majority of the public secondary schools in the six educational districts had been reached.
According to the schedule, Oduduwa Junior Secondary School, Mushin, New Era Girls Secondary School, Surulere, Oriwu Junior and Senior Model College, Ikorodu are listed among schools that have already been fumigated.
Others listed are Lagos State Civil Service Senior Model College, Igbogbo, Igbo- Owu Junior and Senior Secondary School, Mushin and Junior Model College, Igbogbo amongst several others.
According to the schedule, school management are urged to make provision for water in the premises with a view to promoting washing of hands amongst the students.
It also mentioned that clear instruction should be issued to school management to avoid all sporting activities till further notice.
The Perm Sec also admonished school management to provide hand sanitizers in all classrooms and hostels as well as ensure that students are tutored on the need to constantly sanitize their hands after every educational activity in the classrooms and wear nose masks always.
“Schools are to enforce physical distancing where applicable and also provide facilities to reduce the risk of the infection amongst teachers and students”.
“Disinfection of shoes and feet should be strongly encouraged frequently for each student to reduce bacteria infection that could lead to any ailment during their stay in the school”.