In preparation for the resumption of schools, the Oyo State Government has commenced training for teachers in all local government areas of the state on protocols to follow in handling COVID-19.
The State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) Chairman, Dr. Nureni Adeniran revealed that the training on the reopening of schools is part of the state government’s preparatory plans to make the state primary and secondary schools back on the run.
OYOMIND.COM.NG recalled that Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde had ordered that Primary Six, Junior Secondary School III, and Senior Secondary School III resume by June 29, 2020.
According to Adeniran, the training is targeted at getting participants of the school system prepared ahead of any possible identification of coronavirus cases, and with a view of making both, the teachers and pupils are at a safer mode while in schools.
“The workshop is expected to equip participants with the necessary knowledge on Covid-19 and how to manage it during these trying times among pupils. Let me add that the workshop has representation from each zone in the State and is aimed at ensuring the safety of children and teachers in the State”, he said.
He further said, “asking only Pry 6 pupils to return to school is strategic. Each school is spacious enough to contain all Primary 6 pupils in the State. So, there is actually no cause for alarm”.
“To contain the spread of the disease in schools, Oyo State Government under the leadership of Governor Seyi Makinde has deployed trainers who would train teachers. These trained teachers would in turn train their colleagues on precautionary measures and how to manage each pupil after the long stay at home”, Adeniran said.
The SUBEB Chairman, while talking on the protective measure for teachers, he noted that the Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board has distributed facemasks to all non-teaching and teaching staffs across all Local Government Universal Basic Education Authority in the State.