Following resumption of academic activities for Senior Secondary School Three Classes (SS3) in both Public and Private Schools, Ogun State Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) had commenced monitoring of schools to ensure that lay down protocols were strictly followed, in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in school premises.
The Permanent Secretary, TESCOM, Mrs. Mojisola Dosumu, who led other management staff on the exercise carried out in Abeokuta Division of the State, commended the Principals and Teachers for their level of compliance to guidelines issued by National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Represented by the Director of Information in the Commission, Mr. Kehinde Onasanya, Mrs. Dosumu said Government would leave no stone unturned at ensuring safety of students, teachers, principals and other non-teaching staff across the State, as necessary provisions were made for easy and healthy resumption.
The Permanent Secretary enumerated facilities provided by government to include; 1,500 litres storex water tank to over 500 schools, Covid-19 kits, as well as posting of health personnel to take care of emergencies.
Other measures put in place according to her was the compulsory use of face masks for principals, teachers and students, while materials for regular watching of hands, isolation rooms and sanitizers were also provided for all the schools.
Speaking with journalists, the Principal, African Church Grammar School, Mr. Adetunji Olusola, while assuring that all was set for students’ resumption, as principals and teachers were on ground as directed, applauded the State government for satisfactorily meeting the NCDC requirements, with decontamination of school premises and provision of testing equipment among other measures.
Schools monitored included; Agunbiade Victory High School, St. John’s Anglican High School, Gateway Secondary School, Unity High School, African Church Grammar School and Abeokuta Grammar School, all in Abeokuta division.