Federal Ministry of Education: Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba has disclosed that the Federal Government has developed the safe school readiness template to accommodate a unified strategy to the re-opening of schools.
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Nwajiuba talked about this during a gathering with stakeholders from the Northwest zone on the readiness for secure re-opening of schools organized by the United Nations Childen’s Fund (UNICEF), with support via the UNICEF Girls’ Education Project Phase 3 (GEP 3), Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).
He said that the safe school reopening template has some key roles and shared obligations to be performed by relevant stakeholders at the national, state, local government and school levels, adding that synergy is necessary for a successful implementation.
The Minister added that mechanisms have been put in place to discipline states or schools that violate the safe school reopening template. Reacting to this, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State stated the meeting was held to find out the extent of states’ readiness in guaranteeing the protection of school children.
The Chief of UNICEF Field Office, Rafid Saleh had earlier pledged the body’s support to the federal and state governments to make sure schools were safe and ready to present a safe and supportive learning environment for all children in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Others at the meeting include Commissioners of Education and Health, Chairmen of State Universal Basic Education Board Directors from Kano, Katsina, Kaduna and Jigawa.
Federal Ministry of Education Develops Template that guarantees safe school reopening.